Several nonprofit organizations and community groups reside and/or provide programs and services here in the Arts District and nearby DTLA neighborhoods. Here are a few:
Art Share L.A.
801 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles 90013
Art Share LA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a 28,000-sq-ft arts center where, upstairs, it provides 30 subsidized live/work lofts for artists; and downstairs, it offers a community-programmed facility featuring classes, exhibits and events.
City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts
929 E. 2nd St., Studio 105, Los Angeles 90012 (entrance on Vignes bwt. 1st & 2nd)
Founded in 1984, City Hearts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers free visual and performing arts classes to inner-city, abused, homeless and court-affiliated youth in Los Angeles. It shares its Arts District home with LOFT Ensemble, a 44-seat theatre.
1855 Industrial St., Ste. 613, Los Angeles 90021
Born in 2002, Global Inheritance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates cause-based campaigns on global issues, using technology, art, and experiential learning to inspire people to act responsibly and become forward-thinking community leaders.
830 Traction Ave., Los Angeles 90013
Hub LA is a curated community of values-aligned individuals and companies that offers opportunities for members to work, meet, learn, collaborate, and play. Programs and events on personal and professional development take place in its 4,000-sq-ft space.
Keep a Breast Foundation
811 Traction Ave., Los Angeles CA 90013
Keep a Breast Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to eradicate breast cancer and provides programs for young people impacted by cancer to educate on prevention, early detection, and cancer-causing toxins in the environment.
LADADSpace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Arts District as a true creative community, and to creating and managing a community arts center in the neighborhood.
L.A. Freewalls Project
L.A. Freewalls Project is a community-supported initiative designed to foster a constructive artistic environment for open and free expression in the Arts District. To date, more than 45 permanent outdoor murals have been created on 75,000 sq. ft. of walls within 52 blocks.
LARABA (Los Angeles River Artists & Business Association)
Founded in 1991, this 501(c)(4) community betterment association seeks to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for the Arts District by encouraging a lively and healthy social, cultural and economic environment. Its purpose is to coordinate the voices of resident artists and businesses.
1330 Factory Place, Unit F104, Los Angeles 90013
Within a community of women writers, WriteGirl is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls.