The Fusenot Foundation celebrates and supports the Arts.


ArtHatch’s mission is to produce free monthly opening receptions for the public to enjoy art, watch artists create, listen to live music, and ask questions.

To provide affordable, juried exhibition space for local artists, to provide affordable studio spaces for local artists and creative small businesses, and provide free exhibition space, art supplies, studio space, and education for teen artists.

"ArtHatch is thrilled to have been able to expand our teen program including doubling our free workshop offerings for ArtHatch teen artists and at-risk youth who attend monthly workshops as part of court ordered community service.

Over the past 12 years I have witnessed hundreds of lives changed through participation in our program. It has truly been a gift that is only possible due to generous donors including The Fusenot Foundation, to which we are incredibly grateful."

Melissa Inez Walker, CEO



The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego presents experimental art and learning with a mission to question everything.

"Thanks to the Fusenot Foundation, the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego is able to provide access to contemporary art and ideas across San Diego County. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment towards providing thought provoking exhibits and activities to low-income populations, helping them think creatively and critically about the world around them."

                                                                                                                                 Andrew Utt, Executive Director

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Parks are an essential component of what constitutes a great city. The mission of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation is to enhance, expand, preserve and promote public recreation, parks and open space for the people of Los Angeles.

Salute to Recreation Family Festival

The Salute to Recreation Family Festival seeks to introduce families in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks programs and other recreational opportunities.


La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.

"We are so grateful for the support from the Fusenot Foundation which has helped to transform the lives of so many. From the more than 125,000 audience members who attend our performances annually, to the 20,000 students reached last year through the Performance Outreach Program (POP) tour, to the next generation of actors and artists in the Young Performers programs, you help us to strengthen the foundations and the future of our community."

Debby Buchholz

Managing Director

La Jolla Playhouse


The LJS&C is dedicated to keeping the spirit of community music-making vibrant for future generations. It provides educational in-reach by bringing students to open rehearsals, concerts and music clinics and outreach to City and County school children.

"The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) is honored to be named a beneficiary of a Fusenot Foundation grant. Every season, over 200 volunteer musicians bring their talents to LJS&C because making music together is essential to their spirit. The musicians, in turn, provide a rich and varied classical music experience to San Diego. We are very grateful for the Foundation’s support of our endeavors."

Diane Salisbury

Executive Director

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus


Our mission is to enrich the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s passionate music lovers by connecting them to the genius and innovation of Mozart and the Masters, to world-class musicians and music-making, and to each other.

For thirty years, Mainly Mozart has been a mission-driven organization with one guiding inspiration: Mozart. His music, his mastery, and all that he embodied as a multi-faceted man inspires our mission and vision—and is what sets us apart. Mozart personifies much more than classical music. He exemplifies prodigy, composer, genius, innovator, collaborator—and Mainly Mozart is driven to express these qualities in everything we produce.


The San Diego Museum of Art’s mission is to inspire, educate, and cultivate curiosity through great works of art.

“The generous support of the Fusenot Foundation will help the San Diego Museum of Art to bring art into the lives of children and adults across our region through world-class exhibitions, outreach and education programs. On behalf of the Museum, thank you for your continued commitment to our organization and for helping to sustain a vibrant arts community in San Diego.”

Roxana Velasquez

Maruja Baldwin Executive Director

The San Diego Museum of Art


Las Patronas is committed to providing financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in San Diego County that provide valuable community services in the areas of health, education, social services, and cultural arts, and to continuing our tradition of service to enhance the quality of life in our community.

"Thank you very much for your support for Jewel Ball 2018, Viva La Vida. Through your generosity Las Patronas is able fund critically-needed capital items for countless non-profit organizations throughout San Diego County. We could not fulfill our mission without the help of supporters like the Fusenot Foundation.”

Michelle Wiseman, Las Patronas 2018-2019 President

Las Patronas


The mission of San Diego Opera is to deliver exceptional vocal performances and exciting, accessible programs to diverse audiences, focusing on community engagement and the transformative power of live performance.

"Because of the dedicated support of funders like the Fusenot Foundation throughout the decades, SDO has been able to reach thousands of youth and community members of the San Diego region each year. The Foundation’s support has helped us evolve and grow, expand our audience, and impact the lives of students who would otherwise lack access to quality music education programs. On behalf of SDO, thank you for your commitment to our organization and to helping us build a strong and sustainable arts community in San Diego."

David Bennett, General Director

Carol Lazier, Board Chair

San Diego Opera


Our mission is to enhance the cultural life of Southern California by cultivating and promoting the art of choral singing throughout our communities. SACRA/PROFANA is committed to awakening and nurturing enthusiasm for the choral art, through vibrant performances and focused outreach. While adhering to the highest artistic standards, we recognize the need for programming that is both accessible and compelling, and offers a rewarding, entertaining experience for concert-goers of all backgrounds. Support from funders such as the Fusenot Foundation helps significantly with the cost of providing the program so that we may keep registration fees to a minimum for all participants, and allows for some financial assistance to be provided to deserving students of limited means.

"The Fusenot Foundation’s support has made possible our strong music education programs. We are most grateful for your ongoing support and extend our heartfelt congratulations on your 50th anniversary."

 Carol Manifold, President



The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory instills excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences. We pursue this mission by:

  • Interacting with all musical communities to broaden cultural horizons.
  • Embracing the diversity of current and prospective students.
  • Enriching the community through programs and collaborations that increase access to and appreciation of classical music.

“Every child deserves the joy and benefits that music education provides. Contributions that San Diego Youth Symphony receives from the Fusenot Foundation help young people from low-income families discover and develop their musical talents."

Dalouge Smith, President & CEO

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, California, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. This rare cultural institution, an important one to the greater San Diego area, offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists' books in Southern California. The library is open to the public five days a week; members can check out materials for a modest annual fee.


Formed in 2000, the University of California Riverside Pipe Band's mission is to further the tradition, history, and culture associated with the Great Highland Bagpipe and Scottish-style drumming. Our goal is to develop and encourage local talent in a supportive environment that welcomes all participants who wish to contribute, regardless of age, gender, or background.  The UCR Pipe Band prides itself on a reputation of professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct towards our own members and toward fellow pipe bands as well.  The UCR Pipe Band supports the UCR Alumni Association and Athletic Association, in addition to numerous off-campus, community-based entities.

“The Fusenot Foundation has become an important piece of the educational aspect of the Riverside Pipes and Drums Foundation mission. Being able to provide outside educational expertise to our members is an important aspect of our growth and professionalism. We appreciate the financial assistance the Fusenot Foundation has provided us over the years.”

 Judy Conacher, President

Riverside Pipes and Drums Foundation