The Ford Theatre Foundation serves the community of Los Angeles through its support of the historic John Anson Ford Theatres. Each year, with the Foundation’s support, the Ford partners with LA County-based arts organizations to present an eclectic season of culturally diverse music, dance, theatre, film and family events, all in the Ford's beautiful 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre.
Complementing its work in support of the Ford Theatres, the Foundation presents programs that engage and enrich surrounding communities through our Community Initiatives programs. JAM Sessions nurture artistic development and invite active participation in music, dance and the creation of art alongside professional local artists. Big World Fun provides the opportunity for Los Angeles families to enjoy high caliber performing arts presentations at affordable prices.
Founded in 1994 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Ford Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With the oversight and leadership of its Board of Directors, Foundation staff carries out daily operations and works in close partnership with the County of Los Angeles.