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List of Museum Nonprofits in Los Angeles

Museum Associates

Budget: $134 million

Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 140,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences.



Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center Inc

Budget: $54 million+

The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.



Museum of Contemporary Art

Budget: $42.5 million

Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1979 to collect, exhibit, interpret, and preserve contemporary art for the public benefit, to enhance accessibility, to further public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art, and to encourage ongoing creative activity.


Simon Wiesenthal Center

Budget: $28 million

The Simon Wiesenthal Center Inc. (the center) confronts anti-Semitism and hate, promotes human dignity, defends democracy and freedom, and teaches the lessons of the holocaust for future generations. Their museum is the Museum of Tolerance. 



Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation

Budget: $23 million+

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. The museum foundation obtains, preserves and displays vintage, classic and other rare or valuable automobiles and objects with the purpose of educating the public as to the cultural, social and environmental effects from the rise of the automobile.





Budget: $9 million+

ShareWell has a bold, ambitious, and achievable vision: create a future where young people are nurtured at every age to become compassionate, confident human beings with the power to shape their lives and a desire to make the world a better place. Through cultural and creativity workshops that help young people understand complicated new ideas and generate their own, and arts education that encourages critical thinking, ShareWell excels at providing children youth and families with the tools they need to become responsible global citizens. We up of two main initiatives: the Cayton Children's Museum and an innovative program called youTHink that brings arts education, leadership development and civic engagement to middle and high school students in Title 1 public schools.





Grammy Museum Foundation Inc

Budget: $7 million+

The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music: the creative process: the art and technology of the recording process: and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.





Discovery Science Center of Los Angeles

Budget: $5.1 million

Our mission is to inspire and educate young minds through engaging, science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities we serve. Our service areas include the San Fernando Valley, the community most immediate to the center, and all of Los Angeles County as well as, Ventura County.




La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes Foundation

Budget: $4.2 million

LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes celebrates the past and inspires the future by sharing the untold stories of the history, art, and culture of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in the founding and continued evolution of Southern California through compelling exhibitions, programming and educational activities.