LEELA Foundation

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 for 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 match their contributions
to their values and have a lasting impact
on Indian classical art. Donors can choose to contribute to our general fund,
one of our designated funds or establish a named fund. 

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. 

IMPACT

$127K

Paid to Artists

45

Artists Supported

18.6K

Audience Members Reached

360

Students Served

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I live in another city

Leela boasts studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and New York. In addition, its affiliate centers serve Boston, Toronto, and India. Students in other cities and countries are invited to join our online studio.

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