The Flourish Foundation’s mission is to support and provide opportunities for a complete education for middle school, high school and college-aged students in the Los Angeles area, with a primary focus on the performing arts.

This mission is based on the belief that the arts are essential for the development of academic proficiency, creativity, leadership abilities and meaningful community connections. Our work provides local youth with essential pathways to bright, stable and productive futures… helping them flourish.



Research has shown that low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.

The Flourish Foundation is a not-for-profit private philanthropic organization that began as a response to budget cuts in the arts. Aware of the dramatic dropout rates in Los Angeles public schools, and knowing how critical arts education was to their own academic achievement and success, our founders committed themselves to ensuring that every student has an equal opportunity to a complete education with arts as part of its core.