As the first and only self-standing endowment for Indian classical dance and music, the Leela Foundation is dedicated to creating the financial infrastructure necessary for India’s artistic heritage to thrive for generations to come.
The Leela Foundation is proud to support India’s leading classical artists and tradition bearers. Their artistry and leadership paves the way for the field of Indian classical art and future generations of artists. Their stories marked by struggle, perseverance and triumph, inspire us all.
The Leela Foundation provides donors and patrons with the opportunity
to align their contributions to their values and have a lasting impact
on Indian classical art. Donors can choose to contribute to our general fund,
support a specific program or initiative by contributing to one of our designated funds,
or establish a named fund to honor and memorialize loved ones.
In the Indian shastras there is vidya (knowledge) and then there is kala (art). Kala forms are the only forms which have the potential to generate energy in a person… therefore art is a lifegiving form. Funding art is equally important as funding food because they are the two things that give energy to the human existence – body and mind both.
– Ravi Tilak, Co-founder & CEO, ALMEX USA, Inc
Your contribution ensures that India’s rich artistic and cultural heritage thrives for generations to come. Whether you choose to make a major gift, a legacy commitment, or a recurring donation of as little as $5 a month, you are making a real difference for students, artists and audiences now and far into the future.
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