Our Mission and Purpose

The Louisiana Museum Foundation (LMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charitable organization whose mission is to preserve and promote Louisiana’s history and culture by making community donations, grants, and other support possible for the programs and mission of the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). 


 The LMF conducts many activities on behalf of or in support of the LSM by raising awareness of LSM’s programs and properties, providing assistance in raising community and other support, and administering funds for collections care, exhibitions, public programming and maintenance of many state-owned historic and other facilities entrusted to the LSM.