EIN 95-1790021

J Paul Getty Trust

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The J Paul Getty Trust is a private foundation located in Los Angeles, CA. The Trust puts on numerous public performances, including "selected shorts", a series of readings of classic and contemporary short stories. The Trust made 506 grants last year. Some of the Trust's grantees include the California Community Foundation.
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Program areas at J Paul Getty Trust

The J. Paul Getty museum at The Getty center and The J. Paul Getty museum at The Getty villa - see general explanation attachment
The Getty research institute ("gri") - see general explanation attachment
The Getty conservation institute ("gci") - see general explanation attachment
The Getty put on numerous public performances including "selected shorts", a series of readings of classic and contemporary short stories as well as theater and dance performances designed to attract an audience that might not otherwise visit The museum. Each fall, villa outdoor theater series features a classical tragedy or comedy at The Getty villa theater, an outdoor theater based on ancient prototypes. In addition, The Getty puts on The villa theater lab series, which features reinterpretations of classical theater.
The J. Paul Getty museum provides a variety of professional development workshops and teacher collaboration workshops to help educators and leaders integrate art education into their activities.
Royalties are received from three sources: 1) royalties are received from proquest, The information company that has contracted with The gri to provide access to The legacy data from The former gri project, The international bibliography of art, which provided comprehensive english-language indexing and abstracting for articles, books and catalogs on western art. (2) working both independently and with The copyright clearance center, gri publications licenses its previously published contents to universities for use in course packets and to publishers in The united states and abroad who want to reprint gri scholarship. (3) The Getty received royalties from ada louise huxtable's publications.
The Getty hosts educational events for certain local, national and international organizations operating in The fields relating to The Getty's mission in order to further The Getty's own priorities and as a service to organizations with common values and interests or with objectives that meet The public needs. Upon request, The museum and The research institute make available photographs and slides of works of art in its collections. These photographs are provided free of charge to scholars and arts institutions. A nominal charge is made for other requests to offset production costs. The museum also received reimbursements for costs incurred in co-organizing exhibitions with other museums. In addition, The Getty provides conservation services on art collections from other art institutions.
The museum bookstore makes available to The public a wide variety of general art books as well as publications, prints and postcards specific to The museum's collections. Additionally, scholarly publications produced by J. Paul Getty Trust publications, The research institute and The conservation institute are available from The bookstore.

Grants made by J Paul Getty Trust

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
California Community FoundationTrust Grants: 2006 - Present$5,000,000
American Council of Learned SocietiesGetty/acls Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art$1,000,000
American Council of Learned SocietiesGetty/acls Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art$350,000
...and 254 more grants made totalling $11,567,500

Who funds J Paul Getty Trust

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Ayco Charitable FoundationGetty Conservation Institute$1,000,000
Tgr FoundationCommunity Support$250,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$200,000
...and 30 more grants received totalling $2,439,324

Personnel at J Paul Getty Trust

James CunoTrustee , President and Chief Executive Officer$1,472,155
Steven A. OlsenVice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer$700,050
James M. WilliamsVice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Treasurer$1,425,799
Richard FagenVice President, Chief Digital Officer$466,226
Lisa LapinVice President, Communications$469,404
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for J Paul Getty Trust

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,178,430
Investment income and dividends$22,173,667
Net rental income$179,805
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$181,754,345
Gross sales of inventory$7,884,648
Miscellaneous revenues$69,845,190
Total revenues$291,491,248

Form 990s for J Paul Getty Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062022-07-11990PFView PDF
2020-062021-05-17990PFView PDF
2019-062021-10-20990PFView PDF
2018-062019-06-19990PFView PDF
2017-062018-06-14990PFView PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from The Seaver Endowment
April 13, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
April 12, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
April 9, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2020
March 1, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsPrivate operating foundationsExempt operating foundationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
1200 Getty Dr 401
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(310) 440-6040
IRS details
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Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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