Manchester Charitable Foundation

Papa Doug Manchester

Papa Doug Manchester is committed to the communities where his properties are located, supporting multiple organizations through charitable contributions with a focus on causes that advance health & human services, youth and education.

Papa Doug has given approximately $70 million to various organizations throughout the last four decades


Papa Doug is a major sponsor of the County's Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, the Preuss School, Monarch School, Polinsky Children's Center, and San Diego Diocesan Ministries. His generosity has extended to the YMCA, Southern California Boys & Girls Clubs, Scripps Memorial Hospital, The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and many other prominent organizations. Through the Manchester Charitable Foundation, Papa Doug encourages other businesses, civic and social leaders and philanthropists to join him in giving numerous grants and contributions to the community.

Confident Children out of Conflict
World of Children
>Association of Funding Professionals San Diego Chapter
The Preuss School UCSD
Monarch School
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
The YMCA of San Diego County
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
Scripps Memorial Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
USO San Diego
Patrons of the Prado
Father Joe's Villages
American Cancer Society
Jenna Druck Foundation
Alexis de Tocqueville Society of United Way
San Diego Nice Guys
Voices for Children
Epilepsy Foundation San Diego County
American Heart Association
Rady Children's Hospital
Big Brothers Big Sisters
San Diego Hospice Foundation

Friends of the Orphans
Las Patronas
Boy Scouts of America
Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Kellermann Foundation
San Diego Fire and Rescue Foundation
San Diego Symphony
Susan G. Komen Foundation
The Salvation Army
Sacred Heart Retreat House
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Rainbow World Fund
USS Midway Museum


Papa Doug Manchester has endowed scholarships and funded facilities and programs at the University of San Diego, The Bishop's School, San Diego State University, Wake Forest University, and Cathedral Catholic High School. Most notable are The Bishop's School Library; Manchester Hall, Manchester Plaza, Manchester Athletic Center at Wake Forest University; and the Manchester Conference Center, Manchester Family Child Development Center, and Manchester Village and Athletic Field at the University of San Diego. In 2005, Papa Doug Manchester made significant donations to both Wake Forest University and San Diego State University to support faculty and collegiate programs.

Papa Doug Manchester has endowed scholarships and funded facilities and programs


Papa Doug Manchester and his executive team have leadership roles and donate valuable time serving on boards and executive committees of the following organizations.

SOF Support
San Diego Automotive Museum
USO San Diego
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Patrons of the Prado
San Diego Regional EDC
San Diego International Film Festival
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Downtown San Diego Partnership
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

In addition, Papa Doug has founded or co-founded the following organizations.

Papa Doug has founded or co-founded the following organizations


Contact Us

Manchester Charitable Foundation

2550 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92103