The National Gallery of Canada Foundation welcomes visionary philanthropists, art collectors, and corporations from across the country to work with us in support of strategic initiatives at the National Gallery of Canada.
Join us in celebrating and supporting Canada’s visual arts heritage. Learn more about the Foundation and how we help advance art research, promote dynamic national programs, and nurture the growth of the national collection for future generations.
Congratulations to internationally acclaimed artist Stan Douglas on being selected to represent Canada at La Biennale di Venezia 2021!
The exhibitions on view at the Canada Pavilion are commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada and are produced in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canadian representation at the Venice Biennale is made possible through the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment and with the generous financial support of Presenting Sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
Special thanks to the Michael & Sonja Koerner Family, the Donald R. Sobey Family, and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation for their exceptional contributions to the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment, and to Reesa Greenberg, whose generous financial support funded the restoration of the Canada Pavilion. Learn more and support the Canadian representation in Venice.
Did you know the National Gallery of Canada is home to some of the country’s most important collections of art and photography?
The Foundation welcomes gifts at all levels, and is pleased to recognize the generosity of all past and current patrons. Patrons may contribute to a range of restricted and non-restricted expendable funds or endowments. Please see the Priority Funding Guide for more information on activities supported by the Foundation.
Capital Naming Opportunities — including galleries, public spaces, and exhibition halls — are also available.
Please note that the Gallery’s Membership and Circle programs, are directly managed by the National Gallery of Canada. Information on these programs are available on the Become a Member page.
In honour of the sesquicentennial commemoration of Canadian Confederation, the National Gallery of Canada Foundation is proud to acknowledge donations received in support of the Art for the Nation 2017 initiative
A donation of fifty paintings, valued at over $20 million, by Canadian artist James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924) from the A.K. Prakash Foundation. (announced December, 2015)
A donation of tens of thousands of historically significant photographs and related artefacts, including the Matthew R. Isenburg Collection, historical and contemporary African and Asian photographs, historical Canadian and Indigenous photographs, British and French 19th-century photographs, Czech 20th-century photographs, and international photo-journalism including the remarkable Globe and Mail archives, as part of a partnership to create the Canadian Photography Institute. (announced November, 2015)
The extraordinary generosity of our donors helps build the national collection that we all share and enjoy today.