The Getty House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to civic education, community engagement, and the preservation of Getty House, the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles.
In 1993, the Getty House Foundation was established to raise funds for and oversee the refurbishment of Getty House. From November 1993 to December 1995, the foundation worked with over 300 Angelenos to successfully restore the house.
Today, the Getty House Foundation primarily oversees programs and outreach initiatives, including the Community Holiday Series, Engage LA Series, and Women’s Leadership Series. These programs celebrate our city’s diversity, foster public-private partnerships, and promote civic engagement in Los Angeles.
Getty House also serves as the venue for important mayoral protocol and governmental relations events.
Board of Directors
The Getty House Foundation is led by a board of directors that oversees the implementation of the mission of the organization and the organization’s programs.
Since 2013, one of the major goals of the board has been to ensure that a broad cross section of Los Angeles residents, especially young people, have access to Getty House and are included in its programs. Over 4,000 residents now visit Getty House each year.
The foundation also oversees the preservation of the physical house and its gardens. Since 2013, the board has focused especially on issues of environmental sustainability where this work is concerned.