We are a nonprofit, community-based organization that exists in large part because of the generosity of our members, sponsors, and volunteers like you. We believe that art can truly transform lives and communities. This idea is central to our mission. If you also believe in the power of art, here's a few ways you can help:
Join the vibrant family of Armory members who support our programs and give back to the community. Members enjoy special access to the Armory year-round, including studio class discounts, exhibition previews, curator-led walkthroughs, and much more. Armory members also enjoy free access to hundreds of museums nationwide, including MOCA, the Frick collection and the Walker Art Center, through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. Most importantly, your membership dues help us provide contemporary art exhibitions and performances; visual arts integrated lessons in public classrooms; year-round community programming at accessible sites across the region; and studio art class scholarships, all at no cost to our community.
Thanks to our partnership with the nonprofit vehicle donation service CARS, you can now donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to the Armory, and perhaps even get a tax deduction! Click the button below, complete a quick online form, then we'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle at absolutely no cost to you.
Our volunteers are among our most valuable resources. Volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to share your passion for the arts with others. Volunteers are needed throughout the year for various projects, so it's never too late to participate!
Teen Volunteers: If you are under 18 and looking for a volunteer opportunity, please come in to the Armory to pick up a student volunteer packet from our Studio Department in the front office. We cannot accept online applications for Studio teen volunteers.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Armory Studio program. This is an ideal internship for students who are interested in education, art, or working with children. Volunteer interns assist professional teaching artists in classes with children ages 3-11. Your assistance will greatly benefit the teachers and students who come here for their art experience. Ceramics, Stop Motion Animation, Drawing & Painting, Drama, Sculpture, and Photography are just a few of the many classes offered. This is an unpaid internship.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Employee Matching Gifts
Many corporations match donations made by employees. Please check with your employer to see if your gift is eligible to be doubled or tripled.
Gifts of Stock
Donating appreciated securities like stocks may allow you to realize significant tax benefits when you make your gift. Please contact Andrew Gould, Director of Development, at (626) 792-5101 x112 or [email protected] for more information or to initiate your gift.
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Armory Center for the Arts and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to the Armory Center for the Arts without having to pay income taxes on the money. Please contact Andrew Gould, Director of Development at (626) 792-5101 x112 or [email protected] for more information.
Making a bequest to the Armory Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a simple way to secure access to the arts for generations to come. Please contact Andrew Gould, Director of Development, at (626) 792-5101 x112 or [email protected] for more information
If you sign up for Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of most sales to the charity of your choice. Please consider designating Armory Center for the Arts. Here's how:
- Sign into the Amazon Smile dashboard
- Look for "Your Current Charity" on the top right side of your dashboard.
- Click the button and select Armory Center for the Arts
- Then (this is important), bookmark smile.amazon.com and use that address every time you go shopping on Amazon. If you do that, Amazon will donate a portion of most sales you make on the site to the Armory.
Each year the Armory brings the power of art into the lives of thousands of individuals through education and exhibition programming. A host of government agencies, private foundations, and corporations provide essential support to sustain the quality and reach of Armory programming. The Armory community extends our thanks to the following institutional funders:
California Arts Council
California Natural Resources Agency
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division
Duarte Unified School District
Institute of Museum and Library Services
LA Unified School District Arts Education Branch
LA Unified School District
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Pasadena Department of Public Works
Pasadena Water and Power
Pasadena Unified School District
The Ahmanson Foundation
Z Clark Branson Foundation
E.A. & M.L.A. Burke Foundation
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Michael J. Connell Foundation
The Getty Foundation
Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust
W.M. Keck Foundation
National Charity League of San Marino
Pasadena Art Alliance
Pasadena Arts League
Pasadena Community Foundation
Pearlman Geller Family Foundation
Ann Peppers Foundation
The Georgia B. Ridder Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation
Sahm Family Foundation
John Caldwell Design
Capital Group Companies
East West Bank
Jones Coffee Roasters
Sony Pictures Entertainment