Initiated by the J. Paul Getty Trust and administered by CCF, the LA Arts Recovery Fund is a collaboration of local and national funders and is the largest-ever pooled private investment for arts across L.A. County. The Fund was conceived to sustain community organizations and promote economic recovery, restore community health and wellbeing, and reaffirm the centrality of the arts in Los Angeles. Its guiding principles include dedication to organizations that have been historically under-represented and underfunded and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
18th Street Arts Center recognizes the capacity of artmaking to transform and reimagine our communities. This award from the LA Arts Recovery Fund is transformative. Not only will it impact the lives of over 100 contemporary artists during the grant period but generations more in the decades to come. It will allow us to enhance our artist-in-residence experience and significantly expand our work with diverse community partners.”

Jan Williamson, Executive Director, 18th Street Arts Center

On May 20, 2021 the Fund granted a total of $36M in grants for post-pandemic rebuilding. The 90 nonprofit grant recipients represented small to mid-sized cultural organizations—spanning visual arts, theater, music, dance, literary arts, and arts education—all demonstrating exceptional regional or local significance in L.A. County.

For our youth in Million Little’s programs, art is not just a form of expression; it is also the tool for healing and connection. This grant from the LA Arts Recovery Fund will give Million Little the capacity to develop coordinated support systems for our youth both inside and outside the juvenile justice system; creating personally meaningful opportunities for them to transform their lives through the power of creativity.”

Ji Ahn, Executive Director, Million Little

Major contributors to the fund include.

J. Paul Getty Trust
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Ford Foundation
Jerry and Terri Kohl
The Ahmanson
Perenchio Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
California Community Foundation
The Music Man Foundation
Robert Lovelace
and Alicia Miñana
The Rose Hills Foundation
Snap Foundation

Sony Pictures
Son Global Relief Fund
Ford Theatre Foundation
LA County Department
of Arts and Culture
The Weingart Foundation.

Additional funding
is provided by

Getty Patron Program
& Getty Fund
The California Wellness Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation

Inner-City Arts’ founding vision came about in response to the crisis of arts being removed from schools. This moment, and the LA Arts Recovery Fund’s incredible infusion of support, harkens back to our organization’s roots and the need for responsive action to ensure the youth in our community and their creative life force remain as vibrant as ever.”

Shelby Williams-González, President and CEO, Inner-City Arts

We are extremely excited to have been selected for the LA Arts Recovery Fund grant, and grateful to all who contributed to the Fund. Like many other organizations, Las Fotos Project has endured a trying year, but our supportive community has enabled us to keep our doors open and our programs accessible. The LA Arts Recovery Fund grant has now provided a catalyst into our next chapter of growth and renewal, wherein we can return the favor to our community through rejuvenated programs and services.”

Lucia Torres, Executive Director, Las Fotos Project

Musical excellence is at the core of The Harmony Project’s mission. But our work runs much deeper than a child learning to perform the right notes—we empower children to find their voice, connect with their community, celebrate diversity, and unleash their incredibly unique potential. This award from the LA Arts Recovery Fund benefits our young people and supports a team of over 100 teaching artists who have continuously doubled down on their commitment as mentors.”

David A. Herrera, Chairman of the Board, The Harmony Project

HomeLA Fund

Every night, nearly 66,000 Angelenos go to sleep homeless. They are families that have been evicted due to job loss, veterans suffering from trauma, former foster youth, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons.


Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) was established in 2012 as a partnership between CCF and the College Futures Foundation to increase college access and success in L.A. County.