The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. Funding from the Foundation supports ongoing educational programs for children and professional development for teachers throughout Los Angeles County through the Skirball’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions.
SOL-LA’s mission is to provide high quality performing arts education to students from all backgrounds and economic circumstances, in an engaging and encouraging environment fostering achievement and community. The comprehensive program reflects the belief that vibrant cultural education nurtures all areas of learning, connects diverse societies and enhances enjoyment of life.
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra brings dynamic music programs into underserved schools and gathers exceptional musicians together to perform free concerts for the community.
Turnaround Arts: California and its partner public schools are committed to using the arts to narrow the opportunity gap, increase student engagement, and improve campus culture and climate.
Turnaround Arts, launched in 2012 by the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities as a national program, utilizes the arts as a strategic tool to help close the achievement gap and improve school culture in a group of the nation’s lowest-performing public elementary schools.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is the and only independent school of music in the UC system. The school trains and educates students across western classical and world music traditions, balancing performance mastery and composition with cutting-edge scholarship.
The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company empowers youth in underserved and at-risk environments with the means and methods necessary to explore personal and social conflicts. The program seeks to develop self-esteem, communication, and coping skills to help youth make positive life choices.
Venice Arts’ mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education. The program uses participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities.
Vista Del Mar provides comprehensive, family-centered, social, educational, and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self-reliant, stable and productive lives. The Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program provides Vista Del Mar children with a safe environment to explore their creative potential, develop a greater appreciation of music, and learn career skills.
The World Stage’s mission is to secure, preserve and advance the position of African American music, literature and works in the oral tradition to a local, national and international audience.