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About the Foundation

teens taking part in a spring break week activity at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Caroline Hayeur (Collectifs stock photo)

Our mission

The Museum Foundation is committed to creating highly effective fund-raising campaigns to ensure the continuation of the MMFA’s mission.

Did you know?

Since the MMFA is not a government-run museum, it must self-finance close to 100% of its acquisitions and 60% of its operating costs.

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The MMFA is a humanist, innovative and inclusive non-profit organization that distinguishes itself for the positive impact its programs have on the children, families, seniors and people with special needs for the activities are respectively designed for.

Danielle Champagne, Director of the MMFA Foundation

Danielle Champagne

Director of the MMFA Foundation

Sound governance statement

To ensure sound governance and optimum results, the MMFA Foundation upholds the following values:

  • Engagement
  • Striving for excellence
  • Solidarity
  • Respect
  • Integrity
Chiaroscuro at the MMFA. Photo Frédéric Faddoul

Read our management report to learn more about the Foundation’s overall results.

Annual reports and financial statements from previous years can be obtained on request at

The donations received were allocated as follows:


Exhibitions, collections and programming

MMFA's Art Chat No. 12. Photo Frédéric Faddoul

Photo Frédéric Faddoul


Educational, health and wellness programs


Enhancement and conservation of the collection


Special projects: new pavilions, arts of One World wing

Foundation team

Board and Committees

Foundation Board of Trustees
Young Philanthropists’ Circle executive

The Young Philanthropists’ Circle is an initiative of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Circle’s Organizing Committee, which is made up of some twenty volunteer young professionals. It is the mission of the Young Philanthropists’ Circle to support contemporary art at the Museum.

Angel Circle executive committee

An initiative of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, the Angel Circle’s mission is to support major exhibitions and underprivileged families’ access to the Museum.

Women of influence circle executive committee

An initiative of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, the Women of Influence Circle supports the acquisition of works and exhibitions by women artists, as well as access to the Museum for women in need.

2019-2020 Annual Fundraising Campaign

Museum Foundation

Help us continue our educational mission to promote well-being and togetherness.

visual for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation's campaign "Lend a helping hand"
Nathalie Richard
Jack Antel
Julien Adgeg
Jackie Moore
Joseph Tarasofsky
Alexandra Lee
Mark Gallop
Jill et Xeno Martis
Nieva Zurcher
Dora Santschi
Jean Colpin
Diane Demers

A round of applause for all our donors

Donors of $150 or more to the annual fundraising campaign.

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