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The MMFA
and its donors:
stories of the heart

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts donors

Building our future with art

For over 160 years, the Museum has formed deep bonds with its community, weaving itself into your very lives and stories. Like many other establishments, it has been financially weakened by the pandemic, having lost a significant portion of its self-generated revenues. It needs the public’s support more than ever. To this end, the MMFA Foundation is launching a Campaign of Solidarity aimed at raising the funds necessary to ensure the continuity of the institution’s rich program and education and wellness activities that benefit the entire community.

The MMFA is a NPO.
It depends greatly on your donations to pursue its mission.

Goal: $4M

Help us pursue the social and cultural work of your Museum.

Support the MMFA’s mission by making a donation to the Campaign of Solidarity. Donors who give $200 or more can be mentioned by name on the site of the ephemeral art installation on Du Musée Avenue in summer 2022.

Learn more about Adrift, a poetic installation realized by Collectif Incognito and presented on Du Musée Avenue throughout summer 2021.

Receive an additional 25% tax credit from the Quebec government for your first large cultural donation.

Click here for more information.

Make a one-time or monthly donation
By phone: 514-285-2000
By mail: 2189 Bishop Street Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2E8

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Que signifie le MBAM pour les donateurs ? What does the MMFA mean to donors?

By donating to the Campaign of Solidarity, you help the Museum:

  • PURSUE the production of major exhibitions and its cultural programming as a whole.
  • PRESERVE and promote its diverse collection of some 45 000 artworks.
  • REALIZE educational and wellness activities that benefit the community.
  • TAKE ACTIONS to make art accessible to everyone.
  • SUPPORT the development of digital initiatives to expand access to its exhibitions, collections and various programs.
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The donations received are allocated as follows:

54%

Exhibitions, collections and programming

20%

Educational, health and wellness programs

13%

Enrichment and conservation of the collection

13%

Special projects (technological and digital innovations)

The MMFA of Micheline and Claude

"To us, donating to the MMFA means giving children, adults, seniors and hundreds of people in need the chance to experience the beneficial effects of art. We encourage you to give as well – every donation counts!"

- Micheline and Claude, donors since 2005.

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Micheline L’Espérance-Labelle and Claude Labelle, MMFA donors since 2005.
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The MMFA of Renaud

"The MMFA is a place that draws people together. It gives me direction."

- Renaud, donor since 2015

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Renaud Martel Théoret, MMFA donor since 2015.
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The MMFA of Safiatou

“What’s amazing about the Museum is that everyone can find their place there!”

- Safiatou, donor since 2019.

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Safiatou Maiga, MMFA donor since 2019.
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The MMFA of the Quach Jodoin family

“A visit to the Museum puts you in a state of mind that lets you momentarily forget everything that’s going on around us.”

- The Quach Jodoin family, donors since 2008.

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The Quach Jodoin family, MMFA donors since 2008.
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Arsenault Marie-Pier
Chadha Baljit Singh
Desroches Beauchemin Mireille
Houle Rachel
Massicotte Marc
Morisset Carl
D Portugais Paul
Schiffrin Ernesto
Viguié Dominique
Zakon Tamara
A round of applause for all our donors

The following list includes everyone who made a donation of $160 or more in the last 12 months.

See the full list of donors
Adrift, a poetic installation on Du Musée Avenue

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is proud to have presented Adrift, a creation by Collectif Incognito featured on Du Musée Avenue in summer 2021.

Inspired by the exhibitions Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures and Ecologies: A Song for Our Planet, this installation invited passersby to set themselves “adrift” in town and be carried off by a stream as formidable in nature as it is fragile, in an environment that reclaims its rightful place at the very heart of a city.

This creative undertaking provided a fitting opportunity for the MMFA Foundation to recognize the remarkable generosity of donors. On the art installation site, a panel was inscribed with the names of all those who supported the MMFA's 2020-2021 annual fundraising campaign by making a donation of $200 or more. Some of them signed their own personal messages of hope, further adding to the touching spirit of the installation. Their support is crucial and we extend our most sincere thanks to them.

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Take part

Donors of $200 or more will have their names inscribed adjacent to the the ephemeral installation on Du Musée Avenue in summer 2022.

Donors of $500 or more will also be able to add a personalized message alongside their names.

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Donors' panel in the Adrift installation
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Donors' panel in the Adrift installation
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Governance

Did you know?
Since the MMFA is not a government-run museum, it must generate its own revenue to cover most of its operating budget as well as its acquisitions of artworks.

To ensure sound governance and the best possible performance, the MMFA Foundation adheres to the values of commitment, excellence, solidarity, respect and integrity.

Learn more about the Foundation's governance and its Board of Trustees.

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