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The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. In effort to achieve this mission, the foundation supports four national grant-making programs: the Arts Program; the Child Well-being Program; the Environment Program; and the Medical Research Program.