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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.
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
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!
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.
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 gala and auction.
JANM SETS 2021 GALA & ONLINE AUCTION FOR SATURDAY, MAY 1 UNDER THE THEME OF ‘REUNITED’ AS A VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE GATHERING
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will feature a night of music, entertainment and special guests at “Reunited,” its 2021 Gala and Online Auction on Saturday, May 1.
JANM VOLUNTEER HAL KEIMI RECOGNIZED AS ‘EVERYDAY ANGEL’ WITH HALO AWARD IN SUPPORT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Los Angeles, CA–The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with a Halo Award along with its long-time volunteer Harold “Hal” Keimi as an “Everyday Angel” by the Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation with a grant of $20,000 and volunteer training support and $5,000 to be used at the discretion of Keimi. Upon hearing about his award, Keimi immediately decided to donate to JANM’s education programming.
JANM, NAMED ONE OF ‘AMERICA’S CULTURAL TREASURES,’ RECEIVES $5.5 MILLION GRANT OVER FOUR YEARS FROM THE FORD FOUNDATION
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is honored to be selected as one of the 20 Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts and cultural organizations designated as “America’s Cultural Treasures,” and to be the recipient of a $5.5 million grant over four years, thanks to the vision and generosity of the Ford Foundation along with other leading foundations and major donors who have pledged to donate more than $80 million to this initiative.