Laity is a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Private Arts Foundation under section 509(a). All donations are tax-deductible. EIN 95-4272193

Laity Institute of the Arts is a proud recipient of grants and donations from:







Grant: California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program

The California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program aims to provide grants to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations to encourage workforce development.

Grant: California Arts Council

Culture is the most vital signifier of California's identity. The California Arts Council supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, programs, and services as a state agency.​

Donation: Hope Share Care Foundation

Our mission is to align with organizations working to improve the quality of life for those in need.  We are dedicated to collaborations that foster a brighter future through fiscal support.


Founded in 1989, LIA's approach to the arts is based on the belief that a strong foundation begins with early education. The ultimate appreciation and thriving existence of the arts depends on individuals taught early on the value and richness of the skills possessed. Furthermore, students who have experienced and benefited from the arts in their own lives will guarantee their thriving existence long into the future without question of purpose or merit.

LIA has chosen to execute this plan by teaching the pillars of Visual Arts, Animation, Dance, Drama, and Music. Secondly, by providing a forum where these disciplines can be married together and showcased through local productions, recitals, and exhibits. All this is accomplished through the  LIA Giving Fund.

Why Support Us?


Arts programs are typically the first programs cut in tightening budgets and have suffered from many years of declining school budgets. Yet, arts programs are required by the state and government to be an integral part of the curriculum, recognizing their benefit to cognitive learning skills. LIA supports Arts Education as a vital and fundamental part of the core curriculum. The arts foster students' abilities to develop problem-solving skills, flexibility, creativity, cooperative approaches, persistence, responsibility, and oral and written language skills. 


We want to emphasize that we appreciate all gifts, big and small. The LIA Giving Fund helps to support and supplement the following programs on an annual basis:

Acting Program | Art Program | Animation Program | Dance Program | Music Program

Here are our support levels of recognition for LIA.

  • Arts Supporter       

    • $100 - $1,000

  • Community Circle

    • $1500 - $5,000

  • Artists Circle  

    • $5,500 - $10,000

  • Directors Circle   

    • $10,500 - $20,000

  • Producers Circle  

    • $25,000 - $50,000

  • Benefactor

    • $100,000​ and up

Donations can be made through PayPal. Just click the donation button at the top or bottom of the page.
0% of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent otherwise allowed by law.

For amounts higher than $10,000, a Wire or Cashier Check will be required.

We are grateful for your support, and your tax-deductible donation of any amount has an immediate impact. Contributors like you make it possible for LIA to continue its vital work of bringing fun yet rigorous study and instruction to all children in our visual and performing arts programs. Please make a tax-deductible gift to help us reach our goals and maintain the artistic quality of our programs. Please consider making a gift today.

Musical anyone? Support LIA by Producing one of our Licensed Musicals!

LIA has exclusive rights to two original musicals, which can be produced as a fundraiser for your organization or community theatre group.  The royalty/performing rights fees will be donated directly to the LIA Giving Fund by producing one or both of these shows. Click on a show for more info.


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