The Los Angeles County Arts Ed Collective leverages contributions from the LA County Board of Supervisors with public and private investments. Support from the LA County general fund and several County agencies is augmented by the Funders Council, which has invested more than $19 million in the Arts Ed Collective to date. See a full list of funders below.

Funders Council

The Funders Council (formerly the Pooled Fund) is a regional collaborative of public and private funders that serves as a vehicle for sharing knowledge, developing strategy and providing fiscal oversight of shared investments in arts education in Los Angeles County.

The Funders Council includes 26 representatives from foundations, corporations and government agencies whose philanthropic priorities support the vision of the Arts Ed Collective. Members pool their resources, track and respond to trends in arts and education and determine how funds should be allocated to most effectively advance the shared goals of the Arts Ed Collective.

Bi-modal funding, a founding principle of the Funders Council, encourages funders to support arts education on the local level by giving directly to arts organizations, while supporting larger efforts towards system change by contributing to the work of the Arts Ed Collective.

Since its inception, the Funders Council has invested more than $19 million in the Arts Ed Collective. School districts have leveraged much of these investments with matching funds for arts education and professional development, multiplying the impact of each donation.


The Funders Council meets quarterly to review key accomplishments, approve subcommittee recommendations, participate in site visits of model arts programs and discuss trends in arts education with guest speakers. Members are encouraged to actively participate in meetings and support the collaborative by cultivating relationships within the arts education and philanthropic communities.

To learn more about joining, contact Development Manager, Tom McKenzie.

Funders Council Members

Herb Alpert Foundation
The Angell Foundation
Annenberg Foundation
The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation
John N. Calley Foundation
Colburn Foundation
The Carol and James Collins Foundation
The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Max H. Gluck Foundation
The Green Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
HMC Architects Designing Futures Foundation
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
The Music Man Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Perenchio Foundation
Reissa Foundation
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Snap Foundation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Stuart Foundation
The Dwight Stuart Youth Fund


Government Funders

Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Los Angeles County Probation Department
Los Angeles County Office of Education
National Endowment for the Arts