Aileen Getty established the Aileen Getty Foundation with the mission to cultivate a community where everyone is able to thrive and experience a sense of belonging. The Foundation takes a unique approach, trying to do the right thing, rather than focusing narrowly on metrics. In this way, the we seek to change the way we approach giving.
Who We Are
Founder & President
Aileen Getty has brought her own experience with life’s challenges into her community by engaging her spirit, energy, knowledge, time, and resources in the struggle against HIV/AIDS, addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. Aileen’s compassion for individuals living in challenging circumstances is at the center of her life and is a significant focus within the Aileen Getty Foundation.
In 2005, Aileen also founded Gettlove, a nonprofit organization created to acknowledge, house and sustain housing for numerous homeless individuals who are part of the Los Angeles community. Aileen serves on several nonprofit boards. She is a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an Ambassador to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and an Advisory Board Member of the YaLa Academy.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them,
humanity cannot survive. -Dalai Lama