IMPORTANT NOTICE: Reopening of the McCord Museum on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. More information here.


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McCord Museum Foundation

The McCord Museum Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting the development of the McCord Museum, while encouraging the preservation and promotion of its rich collections.

The McCord Museum Foundation came into being as a separate entity in March, 2012 in order to ensure your donations are invested and spent wisely. The Foundation is responsible for approximately 30% of the Museum’s entire annual budget, so your support is vital.

Through the financial assistance the Foundation provides, the McCord Museum is able to maintain its internationally recognized collections via conservation, tell stories of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada through educational programs and exhibitions, and support rigorous research and publication on the part of our highly trained curators.


The McCord Museum Foundation has Canadian charitable status (registration number 136358397 RR0001) and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation by mail.

For our American donors, we are delighted that the Council for Canadian American Relations works with us to facilitate cross-border support. If you reside in the United States and would like to receive an IRS-eligible tax receipt when giving to the McCord Museum, please contact us.


We are committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your information online. It is important to note that the McCord Museum Foundation shares a special relationship with the McCord Museum, as associated charities, and where appropriate shares information.

Neither the McCord Museum Foundation nor the McCord Museum sells or trades names or other personal data that we collect nor do we maintain any credit card information. Credit card donations through our web site are processed exclusively by PayPal for non-profits, which is committed to providing safe, secure and private online transactions. For further details about their privacy practices, please consult their Privacy Policy directly.

When you make a donation to us through our web site, PayPal shares your contact information (name, address and email address) with us. We maintain this information in our database of supporters in order to provide you with a tax receipt and keep you abreast of our work and related issues that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive materials from us, please contact us.

We work hard to ensure that your experience on our website is a positive one. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the Foundation, please contact us.


At the McCord Museum Foundation, we cherish and value our donors – we wouldn’t be able to support the Museum without you! For this reason, we adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights.


Claude Gendron – Chair
Jean-Jacques Carrier – Treasurer
Lorna J. Telfer – Secretary
Bita Cattelan
Thomas R.M. Davis
Armand Des Rosiers
Sandra Ferreira
Hélène F. Fortin
Monique Jérôme-Forget
Jean-Michel Lavoie
Nathalie Lévesque
Derek A. Price
Suzanne Sauvage
Manon Vennat

See also the Museum Board of Trustees

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