Ways to Give

Ways to Give
Children looking at Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889, 1888, James Ensor. Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

There are a variety of ways to make a tax-deductible gift:

Credit Card

Join the Getty Patron Program
Give the Getty Patron Program as a gift
Donate in memory or honor of a friend or loved one


Please make checks payable to the J. Paul Getty Trust and designate the purpose of your gift on the check memo line or in a note.

Wire Transfers

Gifts in U.S. dollars and in foreign currency may be wired directly from your bank to the Getty Trust by providing your bank with our wire transfer instructions:

Bank of America, Century Commercial Banking Unit #1417, Los Angeles, CA 90067
ABA#: 0260-0959-3
Account Number: 07473-01267
U.S.A. Account Name: The J. Paul Getty Trust

Gifts of Securities

For stock transfer, please contact the Office of Development at (310) 440-7700 or giving@getty.edu for instructions so that the gift will be properly credited when received. Donors will receive gift credit of the mean value of the stock on the gift date, which is defined as the day it passes out of the donor’s control.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers match gifts made or volunteer service hours by active and retired employees, as well as directors. Individuals will be recognized in honor rolls for the full amount of their donation plus the match. Please contact your human resources department to see if your company participates and obtain a matching gift form.

United Kingdom Donations

The J. Paul Getty Trust is registered as an eligible charity with the CAF American Donor Fund (CADF). CADF is a charity specially designed to facilitate tax-effective giving by individuals who pay tax in both the United States and the United Kingdom, or in the United Kingdom alone. CADF offers both donor-advised funds and the ability to make a one-off donor-advised gift.

If you would like to make a donation to the Getty while receiving available tax relief under United Kingdom law and/or under United Kingdom and United States law, you may make that contribution through CADF and recommend that your funds be used to support the J. Paul Getty Trust.

For more information contact:

CAF American Donor Fund
25 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4TA
Office phone: +44 (0)3000 123 150


To learn more, please contact the Office of Development at 310-440-7700 or giving@getty.edu.

  • Please send donations to:
    Office of Development
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    For more information, please contact us at (310) 440-7700 or giving@getty.edu.

    Please include documentation showing the name and address of the donor and the purpose for which the funds are intended.

    The J. Paul Getty Trust is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and it is an operating foundation as defined in IRC Section 4942(j)(3). The J. Paul Getty Trust’s federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is: 95-1790021.