students working on project

Special Initiatives

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

Japanese Heritage House Project

Japenese Heritage House rendering

The Huntington is adding to its renowned Japanese Garden a 320-year-old house from Marugame, Japan. The well-preserved structure is an exquisite example of a working magistrate's residence that once served as the center of village life and home to generations of the same family. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2022. Donate

Rose Garden Tea Room Renovation

Japenese Heritage House rendering

The Huntington plans to renovate and expand the historic Rose Garden Tea Room, restoring the front of the original 1911 building while creating a new outdoor dining experience and improving functionality in its service areas. The project will upgrade the indoor dining space, modernize the kitchen, develop new restrooms and ancillary areas, and create a pavilion opening onto the Shakespeare Garden for exterior dining service. The room that opens out to the Herb Garden will also be renovated for additional seating and made available for special events. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2022. Donate

Desert Garden Improvement Project

desert garden drawing

The Desert Garden Improvement Project will open new areas of the upper Desert Garden showcasing more of this world-renowned collection with the construction of new pathways, a renovated Desert Conservatory with all new infrastructure, and greatly improved horticultural conditions to create new opportunities for learning and enjoyment. Donate

Chinese Garden

Image of Chinese 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. Donate

Bus Fund

School children

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

Library Fund

Researchers in the library

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 caring for the 7 million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books and 1.3 million photographs and ephemera at The Huntington, and making them available to scholars. A gift to the Library Fund fosters access to the collections and promotes innovative thinking and research. Donate

Art Collectors' Council

Sculpture of a lady

The Art Collectors' Council is a group of major donors who support the growth of the collections and participate in the acquisition process. Members enjoy curator-led visits to public and private collections, regional field trips, and the annual Spring Gala. Minimum annual contribution of $10,000 required for membership. To join, contact Elizabeth Clingerman or call 626-405-2225.

Library Collectors' Council

Historical book

The Library Collectors' Council encourages and supports the growth of the collection through gifts and purchases. Members are invited to join curators on trips to other institutions and private collections. Members are a major resource for developing both the collections and donors interested in supporting them. Minimum annual contribution of $5,000 required for membership. To join, contact Mona Shulman or call 626-405-2244.

Charity Navigator logo


Call 626-405-2290 to make your contribution now.

Give a gift by mail:
Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Office of Advancement
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Contact Us

[email protected]
Advancement Staff Directory