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Published on December 21, 2018

The MMFA Foundation recognized for its excellence by Maclean’s

The MMFA Foundation ranked 1st among arts and culture organizations in Charity 100, Maclean’s magazine’s annual performance ranking of Canadian charities. Based on criteria of financial efficiency and transparency in use of funds, Charity 100 reviews and assigns a grade to philanthropic organizations that generate over $2 million a year in revenues, according to financial data sourced from Charity Intelligence Canada (Ci), a research organization that analyzes Canadian charities. Ci, in turn, sources its data from charity financial statements.

With a final grade of B+, the Museum Foundation was this year’s top-ranked cultural charity; the other 27 organizations in this category scoring B or less.

Danielle Champagne, Director of the MMFA Foundation expressed her gratitude to the Foundation and Museum teams for this remarkable achievement. In particular, she underscored the exceptional contribution of the thousands of donors who have joined the institution’s innovative education and wellness programs. They are creating a real and marked positive impact on society.

The Foundation recently launched its 2018-2019 fundraising campaign – Behind our great works of art is an even greater community program, whose ambitious target is $2.5 million.

Humanist, innovative and inclusive, the MMFA is a non-profit organization that stands out for its impactful projects designed for children, families, seniors and people with special needs. As it is not a government-run museum, it depends largely on the donations it receives every year to maintain and develop its community projects and pursue its mission. The public’s support is thus essential to the implementation of ongoing programs and the development of new ones. Donations help ensure the presentation of major exhibitions, discovery exhibitions and EducExpos; provide education, health and wellness programs to the community; expand and preserve the collection of 43,000 artworks; and make art accessible to everyone.

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