The Lontar Foundation was founded in 1987, and reestablished in 2009 to conform with new Indonesian regulations governing foundations. The Foundation’s vision, mission, and goals have remained unchanged.
Lontar is governed by three boards: Trustees, Supervisors and Managers. It also has an Honorary Board, made up of former board members and other persons who have worked for or contributed significantly to Lontar in the past. Contributors to Lontar are also recognized through the Foundation’s “Circle of Friends.”
Lontar has four divisions—Publications, Research & Documentation, Finance and Administration, and Marketing & Sales. All major activity programs are carried out either by the Publications or the Research & Documentation divisions.