Support Individual Artists

Behind the beauty, emotion or social commentary of any work of art is an artist. With the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists, the California Community Foundation has proudly supported Los Angeles artists since 1988. We invite you to support the Fellowship and help keep great artists producing great work in L.A.

Why Invest in Artists?

Whether it allows someone to pay for materials or working space, provides encouragement at a critical time in a creative career, or helps someone finally become independent and self-sustaining, a fellowship impacts the life of an artist.

How Do Artists Benefit?

By underwriting a fellowship, you provide stability and security to an artist so they make art and in so doing, influence the culture of Los Angeles. Each Fellow receives a one-year unrestricted grant, but he or she also receives support and resources to help make them sustain a full-time career as an artist.

“The most significant aspect of the fellowship to me was having the resources to produce a body of work that I never would have undertaken without the funding.”

– 2009 Mid-Career Fellow

What are the Benefits to You?

Besides the satisfaction of contributing personally to artists and the production of original, contemporary art that may live on long after we are gone, your sponsor benefits include:

  • Naming your own fellowship at CCF
  • Enjoying tax benefits commensurate with your charitable gift
  • Joining CCF for arts and cultural events in L.A.
  • Seeing your fellowship listed in print and online publications of CCF
  • Knowing that 100% of your contribution will directly support an artist

Together, we foster excellence in L.A. arts.

Invest in an Emerging Artist

Support a Mid-Career Artist

Fund an Artist Every Year

100 percent of donor contributions for CCF Fellowship for the Visual Arts goes directly to the artists.

CCF Fellow Won Ju Lim with CCF donor Pamela Simon-Jensen at CCF's Artist Studio Tour.

Thank You to Current Supporters

  • J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Brody Arts Fund
  • Atlass Fund
  • Joan Palevsky Endowment for the Future of Los Angeles
  • T.M. and R.W. Brown Fund
  • Harry J. Volk Fund
  • Pamela Simon-Jensen Fund
  • Scott N. Kivel and Lia Lund
  • Stein Family Fund