Armory Center for the Arts is
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Make a Donation

Fulfilling the Armory’s mission depends upon many things. We pledge to continue to provide programming that for our community and will support our staff and teaching artists to the best of our ability. If you are in a position to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Armory, please contribute today. Your investment will help safeguard our mission. Thank you.



#GivingTuesday Funraiser

Giving Tuesday is a week from today, if you’d like to support us, please consider making your own Facebook or Instagram fundraiser for the Armory this week. You can do it on your computer or from your phone! It takes less than a minute to create and share with your friends.

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Visit for custom images you can use. There's also images perfect for Instagram stories that you can add a "donate" sticker to. Instagram and Facebook will give 100% of donation proceeds to the Armory, there are no hidden fees or costs.

When you create your fundraiser, be sure to tell your Armory story! What are meaningful memories you have of the Armory? Your contributions, big or small, go a long way in supporting our online art programming for all members of the 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.




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.



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.

    • Fall, Winter, and Spring are ten week sessions
    • Spring 2019 Session Dates: April 8-June 17. Review Spring volunteer information here
    • Summer 2019 Session Dates: July 1- August 23. Review Summer volunteer information here

Adult Volunteers: If you are 18 years or older and would like to volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application form. We often need volunteers for our benefits, events, leafletting, and much more. After submitting your form, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss your schedule and our various volunteer opportunities


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Share your experience. Please leave us a review on Yelp or Facebook. You can also share photos on social media and tag us @armoryarts #armoryarts. Thank you.

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 for more information or to initiate your gift.

IRA Giving
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 for more information.

Planned Giving
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 for more information

Amazon Smile
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 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.


Thank You

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
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission


The Ahmanson Foundation
Anonymous Foundation
Michael Asher Foundation
Z Clark Branson Foundation
E.A. & M.L.A. Burke Foundation
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Michael J. Connell Foundation
First Congregational Church of Pasadena
The Getty Foundation
Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust
The Green Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Mericos Foundation
National Charity League of San Marino
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Pasadena Art Alliance
Pasadena Community Foundation/Pasadena Assistance Fund
Pearlman Geller Family Foundation
Ann Peppers Foundation
Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts
Herb Ritts Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation 
Sahm Family Foundation 
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance


Amazon Smile
California Institute of Technology
John Caldwell Design
Capital Group Companies
East West Bank
Everson Royce
Gales’s Restaurant
Jones Coffee Roasters
Vroman’s Bookstore



Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Armory's federal tax ID number is 95-2907884.

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