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2023-2028 Major Fundraising Campaign of the MMFA Foundation

As a not-for-profit organization, the Museum largely relies on your donations to fulfill its cultural and social mission.


A pivotal moment for the MMFA

Founded in 1860 and developed over the years thanks to the generosity of generations of Montrealers, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is one of Montreal’s top attractions and a major hub of cultural and community engagement. As a not-for-profit organization, the Museum largely relies on your donations to fulfill its cultural and social mission.

With its gaze set firmly on the future and guided by the vision defined in its first strategic plan, the Museum is undertaking several key projects that will allow it to fully play its role and make it possible for everyone to experience the benefits of art.

The Museum aspires to transform lives through art.

To this end, the MMFA is planning to undertake several key projects involving the transformation of its spaces and offerings – a necessary endeavour at this pivotal moment, when museums are being called upon to redefine their role.

Goal: $100 M
over five years

When you give to the Museum, the entire Montreal and Quebec community benefits.

Transform lives one donation at a time

Get up to 50% of your contribution back.
Furthermore, obtain an additional 25% tax credit from the Quebec government for your first major cultural donation.

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2189 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2E8


Why give?

When you give to the MMFA, you give to the community: be it art lovers coming to the Museum seeking inspiration; families, students and teachers having fun learning as they experience the wonders of the collection; older adults gathering to socialize and create in good company; or people in difficult circumstances enjoying a moment of respite and sometimes even finding the support they need to rebuild their lives.

The projects financed and implemented thanks to the funds raised during the 2023-2028 capital fundraising campaign will focus on three main areas.

Your contribution to this exceptional collective effort will enable the MMFA to enhance its artistic programming and promote its collection of over 46,000 works; maintain its commitment to the community; and continue to implement the principles of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI) through the implementation of special projects.

Allocation of donations


Collection and exhibition programming


Education, community engagement and accessibility


Special projects

Your contributions support a wide range of initiatives at the MMFA:

Sends an Art Kit to a family from a disadvantaged neighbourhood

Creates a microclimate enclosure for the transport of a graphic artwork by the Group of Seven

Funds one day of free creative workshops for families on the weekend

Covers the cost of preserving a medium-size painting in storage for one year

Gives 20 people free admission to a creative workshop at the Art Hive, led by an art therapist and a Museum mediator

Provides for the conservation of a contemporary work of ceramic art

Throughout its history, the MMFA has instilled and preserved a culture of belonging and inclusion with its visitors, donors and admirers. In visiting this museum regularly, we have expanded our field of interests and enjoyed stimulating discoveries and encounters, thanks especially to its guided tours, cultural activities and educational programs. Our exposure to the art world has enriched our lives, and this is something we wish everyone to experience.

Danielle Lysaught and Paul Hamelin, MMFA donors and friends


Sound governance

To ensure sound governance and optimum results, the Museum Foundation upholds the values of engagement, excellence, solidarity, respect and integrity.

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

Thank you

The names of those who donate $150 or more will be published on the MMFA’s website.

The names of those who donate $1,000 or more will be published on the Museum’s donor recognition wall.

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