Charter Oak Foundation is a direct continuation of the lifework of Mary D. Gould, Founder and President of Charter Oak Hospital. This highly successful residential facility, located on ten rural acres outside of Los Angeles, served adolescent girls from high-risk populations, providing them with enhanced life skills and realistic, positive options for turning their lives around.

Charter Oak Foundation strives to support children and teens--especially girls--who are currently in high-risk environments. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through making fairly modest grants to non-profit organizations serving this same population.

The Foundation prefers to make grants* to small, relatively new foundations that have not yet secured major funding from other sources.

*All grant recipients must demonstrate 501(c)(3) non-profit status.