Special Initiatives


“This collection is such a gift…at once restorative and invigorating.” 

- Jane Goodall, Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist

General donations enable The Huntington to direct support to areas of greatest need. Make a general donation.  You can also make a donation to a specific area of interest: 





advancement-si-bringaclassBRING-A-CLASS FUND

On weekdays, bright yellow school buses pull through the gates of the Huntington and deliver students of all ages who have long looked forward to their school trip. But not everyone can visit The Huntington. Lack of transportation funding is the number one obstacle for most schools. For $250, you can sponsor a local school’s field trip. Donate Online (add “Bring-A-Class Fund” to comments field)


advancement-si-teacher-trainingPUSD COMMON CORE TEACHER TRAINING

The California Common Core State Standards emphasizes the use of primary sources, which The Huntington has in abundance. Elementary and secondary teachers learn how to integrate Core standards into the classroom curriculum through five workshops focused on history, literature, art, humanities, and botanical sciences. The Summer Institute provides additional training especially for Pasadena Unified School District teachers.  Donate Online (add “PUSD” to the comments field)



advancement-si-chinese-gardenCHINESE GARDEN

Inspired by the Chinese tradition of designing private gardens for scholarly pursuits, Liu Fang Yuan, or the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, combines the scenic beauty of nature with the expressiveness of the arts to give deeper meaning to the landscape. The garden is truly a cross-cultural effort with architects from Suzhou, a Chinese city renowned worldwide for its ancient gardens, working with Californian builders to produce a traditional Chinese landscape. Like all capital projects at The Huntington, Liu Fang Yuan is privately funded.  Learn More




In 2011, a devastating windstorm damaged and downed trees from the collections. 100 specimen trees were lost and historic tree canopy areas throughout the gardens were heavily impacted. The Huntington Arboreal Recovery Project (HARP) works to replace these losses and protect the living collections for future generations.  Donate Online (add “HARP” to the comments field)


advancement-si-library-fundLIBRARY FUND

The research done by scholars in the Library’s collections results in Pulitzer Prize-winning books, acclaimed journal articles, documentary films, and textbooks. There are significant costs involved in sustaining and providing access to the 7 million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books and 1.3 million photographs and ephemera.  A gift to the Library Fund will foster access to the collections and promote innovative thinking and research.  Donate Online (add “Library Fund” to the comments field)



advancement-si-library-collectors-councilLIBRARY COLLECTORS’ COUNCIL

The Library Collectors’ Council encourages the growth of the collection through gifts and purchases. An annual minimum contribution of $5,000 enables one to become a member. Members are invited to join curators on trips to other institutions and private collections. The Council is a major resource for developing both the collections and a group of supporters interested in them. To join, contact Mona Shulman, Assistant to the Director of the Library, at 626-405-2244. 



advancement-si-art-collectors-councilART COLLECTORS’ COUNCIL

Members of the Art Collectors’ Council are active participants in our goal to acquire art that delights and informs. Members enjoy curator-led visits to public and private collections, regional field trips, and the annual Spring Gala. A minimum annual contribution of $7,500 enables one to become a member. To join, contact Elizabeth Clingerman, Assistant to the Director of the Art Collections, at 626-405-2225.


Contact us directly by email or call 626.405.2290.




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"The Huntington is a place where nature, science, art, and humanities are always ready to inspire and make a difference. I encourage you to take part and support this world-class dynamic place." 

- Randy A. Shulman, Vice President for Advancement 




About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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