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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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children taking part in an educational activity at the MMFA


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.

Museum Foundation

Help us pursue the social and humanist work of your Museum. Every donation counts.

Yvon Lafrenière and Ghislaine Duchesne, donor since 2020
Marie-Pier Arsenault
Michel and Margy Beaulne
Normand Collin
Aïda Daoud
Janos Filep
Lucille Hreha
Hans Konow
Lucie Petrelli and Paul Lufty Family Fund
Joel A. Pinsky
Ernesto Schiffrin
Victor Whitehead

A round of applause for all our donors

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

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