FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 11, 2022

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The Japanese American National Museum Received a $2.55 Million Multi-Year Operating Support Grant from the Perenchio Foundation


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) has received a $2.55 million Multi-Year Operating Support Grant from the Perenchio Foundation. This grant will support the Museum’s general operations, including programming, community engagement, fundraising, and accessibility, over three years.

“We are immensely grateful to the Perenchio Foundation for this extraordinary investment in JANM to amplify our voice and examine how the lives, experiences, and culture of Japanese Americans intersect and resonate with the experiences of the many marginalized communities in the United States, past and present. Ours is an American story, and with this generous support, we will share it with hope and inspiration for generations to come,” said Ann Burroughs, President and CEO.

The Perenchio Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that foster and support visual and performing arts in Los Angeles, particularly in historically underfunded communities. Their Multi-Year Operating Support Grants help provide support to visual and performing arts organizations in Los Angeles to strengthen their infrastructure and expand their ability to serve communities and create impactful experiences for current and future generations.  

“Local arts organizations are at the very heart of LA’s vibrant creative scene. They help drive our economy, create new opportunities, and deepen cultural empathy,” Perenchio Foundation Executive Director Stephania Ramirez said. “We are investing in these vital organizations to help them build a foundation to thrive and grow.”

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About the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. For more information, visit janm.org or follow us on social media @jamuseum.