Transportation Grants in Action

Students arriving at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Donors Choose

Donors Choose is a nonprofit organization that provides a way for people to donate directly to specific projects at public schools. Teachers can apply for funds to cover transportation to LAMOTH on the Donors Choose website.


Los Angeles City Council Charter Bus Program

The City of Los Angeles Charter Bus Program is designed to assist senior, youth, and disabled groups in the City of Los Angeles with free or subsidized charter bus services to attend educational, recreational or cultural events in the region.


Target Field Trip Grants

The Target Field Trip Grants program will award U.S. educators grants of up to $800 each to fund a field trip for their students. Applications must be submitted electronically starting August 1st.


The Museum is currently accepting Student Transportation Grant applications for the 2020-2021 school year.


Underfunded schools in Southern California are eligible to receive bus grants on a first-come, first-served, rolling basis.

The Museum is grateful to its supporters for helping us offer not only free tours, but also bus funding to schools. We thank the Thomas Safran family for providing funding for transportation grants for Los Angeles schools, the late civil rights attorney Tom Adler for providing funding for transportation grants for San Diego schools, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for supporting bus transportation for students from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as well as Union Pacific Foundation and Venable Foundation.

Program Guidelines and Instructions:


  • Schools arrange their own transportation and are reimbursed for the grant amount after attending a student tour at the Museum.
  • The grant will not pay for buses and/or cancellation fees/penalties if any group cancels its visit.
  • Please provide a copy of your transportation expense (invoice required) AND proof of your school’s Title I designation OR that 50% of your students qualify for free or reduced lunch to the receptionist on the day of your Museum visit, or within 90 days of your visit. If you do not provide both within the allotted 90 days, we will not be able to reimburse your travel costs.
  • Reimbursements will be mailed within 60 days of the receipt of the transportation invoice and following completion of a post-visit survey. In order to ensure timely payment, please include the details of who the check is payable to and where the reimbursement should be mailed.


To apply for a transportation grant, please complete the online form below (note: if you complete the form below, you do NOT need to also fill out a school reservation request form).