Arts Grantees

The Broad

The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles founded by Eli and Edythe Broad, who have dedicated five decades to building one of the world’s leading collections of postwar and contemporary art. Guided by the Broads’ vision of making contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience, The Broad… Read more »

The Broad Art Foundation

Created in 1984 as a pioneering lending library, The Broad Art Foundation is dedicated to increasing public access to contemporary art through an enterprising loan program. Over the last 31 years, The Broad Art Foundation has made more than 8,500 loans to over 500 museums and galleries around the world. With the goal of making art… Read more »

The Grand Avenue Visual and Performing Arts High School

Home to some of the world’s leading visual and performing arts institutions, Grand Avenue is the fitting location for a flagship arts high school to educate tomorrow’s artists. Adding to Grand Avenue’s corridor of iconic architecture, the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wolf Prix, the winner… Read more »


The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College opened in October 2008 to bring theater, dance, film, opera, musicals and symphony and chamber orchestras to Westside audiences. Supported by a $10 million programming endowment from The Broad Foundation, The Broad Stage has drawn headline artists to perform at the 499-seat intimate theater. In… Read more »

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters

When then-California Gov. Gray Davis sought to build an architecturally significant building for the Caltrans headquarters in downtown Los Angeles’ civic center, he called Eli Broad. Broad organized an architectural competition, and when the winning design came in over budget, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation contributed $2 million to finish Thom Mayne’s innovative design.

Grand Avenue

While raising funds to build Walt Disney Concert Hall, Eli Broad realized that Grand Avenue needed a master plan to fulfill its potential as a vibrant center for the sprawling Southern California region. For the next 15 years, Eli Broad championed the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles’ long-fallow Bunker Hill neighborhood, bringing together city and… Read more »

LA Opera

Edye Broad’s love of opera has drawn her to downtown performances for years. Eli Broad has always recognized the economic impact of great cultural offerings like opera. Together, their views about the tangible and ephemeral benefits of opera led to The Broad Foundation’s support of LA Opera. More than $15 million has funded a lauded… Read more »

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU

Asked to support the renovation of an on-campus art museum at his alma mater Michigan State University, Eli Broad encouraged the university president to think bigger. The result was an architectural competition, the selection of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and a striking, pleated steel museum that stands at the edge of campus, bridging the… Read more »


As founding chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1979, Eli Broad was a critical leader in creating MOCA, from raising the funds to build and endow an architecturally significant museum by Arata Isozaki to negotiating the purchase of one of the world’s premiere groupings of modern and contemporary art, which form the cornerstone… Read more »

The Broad Art Center At UCLA

When UCLA’s on-campus art center was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the university saw an opportunity to renovate the structure into an architecturally significant and functionally enhanced building. The Broad Foundation provided $23.2 million for the construction of the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, which houses the UCLA School of Arts and… Read more »