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Friends Of The Observatory

Joined in September 2019

About Us

Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) is the support organization for the iconic Griffith Observatory. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, FOTO’s donors, members, Board of Directors, volunteers, and employees work as the Observatory’s fundraising and advocacy organization to ensure that Griffith Observatory has the resources to inspire the future, one imagination at a time. FOTO is committed to helping Griffith Observatory remain a vital community centerpiece of learning, exploration, and inspiration and to continue to bring astronomy to life for millions of visitors. Griffith Observatory is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles. The City provides public funds for staff, facilities, and on-going operating expenses of the Observatory. It is with FOTO’s support through donations, grants and memberships that the Observatory can produce current programming through interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, and presentations. Entry to both Griffith Observatory and the grounds are always free.

Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) is the support organization for the iconic Griffith Observatory. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, FOTO’s donors, members, Board of Directors, volunteers, and employees work as the Observatory’s fundraising and advocacy…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Science & Technology

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