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Why Giving to JANM Matters

The Japanese American National Museum relies on the generosity of its friends and supporters to meet the enormous cost of providing programs and services, year-round, to hundreds of thousands of local, national, and international visitors.

Your membership or gift will ensure that the museum is able to continue its tradition of excellence in producing exhibitions, public programs, publications and educational materials to preserve, interpret, and share the experiences of Japanese Americans.


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JANM’s $85 Million Comprehensive Campaign to Revitalize, Amplify, Deliver, and Secure our Future.

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Join over 6,000 active members worldwide to show your commitment to our work. JANM members receive numerous benefits, and member dues support exhibitions, programs, and other educational efforts. Renew today and show your support!


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I became a member of JANM in the early 1990s because I felt the Museum’s mission was important. At that time, no other organization was educating the public about Japanese American history and its larger lessons for all Americans. What makes the Museum special is its historical exhibit and its docents…JANM provides an opportunity for us to give back to the community in a meaningful way and enjoy the camaraderie among other volunteers and Museum staff. That is why I love being a member of the Museum!

—Roy Sakamoto, JANM Charter Member

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Giving Opportunities

Learn about the many ways that you can make an impact on our museum initiatives through an engraving, planned gift, institutional support, vehicle donation, or the annual fundraising event.

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Donations to JANM help us continue our important work by supporting our educational programs, preservation of artifacts, and daily operations. Contributions can be made to the museum in several ways, and may also be made in honor or memory of a loved one.

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Questions? Contact Kimly Sok, Development Database Analyst, at or 213.830.5646.


April 8, 2024

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) hosted its annual Benefit and Online Auction on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Set at the historic Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles with the theme Illuminating Paths, the Museum celebrated the vital paths of community leaders who wove courageous stories with poignant lessons to inspire and educate the next generation and raised over $1.1 million.


March 13, 2024

 The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will host its annual Benefit and Online Auction with the theme Illuminating Paths on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Illuminating Paths recognizes community leaders who weave stories of resilience and courage with poignant lessons from the past and vibrant promises of the future, celebrating their vital paths to inspire and educate the next generation.


January 9, 2024

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) a $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant for the project, Protecting the Museum’s Collections.


Support the understanding and appreciation of the Japanese American experience.

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