Supporting ArtCenter is an investment in designing a better future.

The Foundation and Government Relations team serves as a catalyst for developing and strengthening relationships between the ArtCenter community and grantmaking organizations.

The staff coordinates interactions throughout the grantmaking sector, including local, regional, and national foundations; public agencies; and nonprofit partners.

Our work includes:

  • Connecting philanthropic foundations, government agencies, or other nonprofit organizations with ArtCenter faculty and programs of interest
  • Facilitating introductions to ArtCenter leaders and experts
  • Organizing, planning, and hosting visits to campus
  • Developing letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and gift/grant agreements
  • Convening campus community conversations around themes of interest to funders
  • Advising on strategies for maximizing collaborations with ArtCenter
  • Working with funders to ensure that their grant objectives are met
  • Facilitating reporting on gifts and grants
  • Facilitating public recognition for gift/grant support

For more information about supporting ArtCenter, please email

Whether Designing for the Road or a Screen, Alum Daniel Mai Sets Human-Centric Solutions as His Destination

ArtCenter is both a part of the Los Angeles area and a part of the bigger world; it has impact and reach much larger than our community.

Wendy GarenPresident and CEO, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

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