Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting The J. Paul Getty Trust.

The J. Paul Getty Trust is tax-exempt and classified as an exempt operating foundation under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3) and 4940(d)(2). The J. Paul Getty Trust’s federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 95-1790021.

For more information, please contact us at (310) 440-7700 or giving@getty.edu.


Please make checks payable to the J. Paul Getty Trust and designate the purpose of your gift on the check memo line or in a note enclosed with your check. Checks should be mailed to:

Office of Development
The J. Paul Getty Trust
200 S. Barrington Avenue
P.O. Box 490671
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9998

Credit Card

Join the Getty Patron Program
General Donation

To donate by credit card for a purpose other than those listed above, please contact the Office of Development directly at (310) 440-7700 or giving@getty.edu.

Donor Advised Funds

Donors may recommend gifts to the Getty from donor advised funds (“DAFs”) that they have established, including in fulfillment of charitable pledges. However, the Getty will not accept gifts from DAFs as payment for a donor’s membership dues for the Council or Patron programs unless the donor waives all associated nondeductible membership benefits. Please note, the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury have announced their intent to issue regulations on donor advised funds and quid pro quo benefits and pledge fulfillment; this Policy may change accordingly.

Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities

For stock transfer please contact the Office of Development at (310) 440-7700 or giving@getty.edu for instructions so that the gift will be properly credited when received. Donors will receive gift credit of the mean value of the stock on the gift date, which is defined as the day it passes out of the donor’s control.

Wire Transfers

Gifts in U.S. dollars and in foreign currency may be wired directly from your bank to the Getty Trust by providing your bank with our wire transfer instructions:

Bank of America, Century Commercial Banking Unit #1417, Los Angeles, CA 90067
ABA#: 0260-0959-3
Account Number: 07473-01267
U.S.A. Account Name: The J. Paul Getty Trust

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers match gifts made or volunteer service hours worked by active and retired employees and directors. Individuals will be recognized in honor rolls and donor recognition programs for the full amount of their donation plus the match. Please contact your human resources department to see if your company participates and obtain a matching gift form.