The Leela Endowment

Patronage goes beyond philanthropy.

At its core it is an unwavering belief in the inherent value of artistic expression. It provides a home that gives artist, student and art lover alike the rare gifts of time, space, freedom and nourishment.

The Leela Endowment is the first and only one of its kind, providing the financial infrastructure necessary to advance and elevate Indian classical dance and music on the world stage. Through annual fellowships ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, The Leela Endowment aims to provide emerging and established artists with the financial support and stability they need to preserve and advance Indian classical dance and music. Launched in 2016, our goal is to raise $1 million by December 31st, 2017 and $5 million by the end of 2019.

Join us in securing the future of India's rich artistic heritage by making a gift to the endowment at one of our giving levels.


Endowment Gift Levels

Founders Circle: $50,000+
Visionaries: $25,000+
Leaders: $10,000+
Patrons: $5,000+
Ambassadors: $2,500+
Advocates: $1,000+
Friends: $100+