Foundation and Government Support

Charitable foundation support is critical to bolstering and sustaining LACMA’s breadth of exhibitions and education programs, its conservation center, and other special initiatives. This kind of support enables LACMA to offer access to and connect with the widest audience possible.

Foundation and government funding can provide meaningful contributions in the following areas:

  • Exhibitions that span a broad range of cultures, places, and periods of time in art history
  • Education programs that provide free membership to youth, community outreach to K–12 schoolchildren, professional development for teachers, high school mentorship, workshops for veterans, film technology to middle schoolers, and more
  • Public programs, including over 100 free concerts a year that cover classical, jazz, Latin, and contemporary music; tours, talks, symposia, art courses, and film screenings
  • Conservation Center initiatives that restore artworks, care for the museum’s permanent collection, and preserve the Watts Towers, a National Historic Landmark
  • Capacity-building to capitalize on LACMA’s recent, dramatic successes and lay a strong financial foundation that allows us to position LACMA for even greater impact on the future
  • General operation support, which is applied to programs from across departments and helps LACMA carry out its mission to serve the greater public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art

To learn more about funding opportunities, contact Kris Lewis, Director of Government and Foundation Relations, at or 323 932-5843.