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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:

Desert Garden Improvement Project

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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

Jim Folsom Legacy Fund

Japanese Garden

This endowed fund is dedicated exclusively to the replacement and addition of machinery and other equipment necessary to maintain and improve the quality and effectiveness of all operational aspects of the Gardens. This support would provide the staff with the best tools available to care for the Gardens. Donate

2020 COVID-19 Emergency Fund

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An unexpected pandemic and significant economic disruption caused The Huntington to be closed to all audiences in spring 2020. Please help us to care for the precious collections and continue essential operations during this challenging time. Donate

Chinese Garden

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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

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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

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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

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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 $7,500 required for membership. To join, contact Elizabeth Clingerman or call 626-405-2225.

Library Collectors' Council

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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.

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