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Your support of Friends Of The Observatory has a direct and immediate impact on one of the most significant landmarks and valuable public resources Los Angeles has to offer – Griffith Observatory.

Your gifts are among our most vital resources in ensuring the future of free, public astronomy for all. With each contribution, you further Griffith Observatory’s mission to inspire our communities and generations to come to take the time to look up, observe, ponder, and understand the sky.



Become a Partner

“Big Dipper”

Sponsor an exhibit, an architectural feature, or a seat in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium or the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. For more information on naming opportunities inside the Observatory building, contact us.


“Little Dipper”

Ralphs and Amazon both donate to FOTO, at no extra cost to you, when you shop with them. You just need to enroll. Click here for all the details on how to participate.

Employer Matching

“Binary Star”

Many employers match their employees’ charitable donations. Check with your human resources department to see if you can double your gift!

Other Ways to Support

For bank transfers, stock, and in-kind donations, please contact Friends Of The Observatory directly by phone (213) 473-0879 or email Thank you for your generosity.