Transforming Canada through the performing arts.

The National Arts Centre Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Since its founding in 2000, the National Arts Centre Foundation has raised over $100 million to enrich the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and champion our country’s artists, students and educators.


To inspire Canadians to support the National Arts Centre’s priorities in performance, creation and learning by:

  • Strategically planning meaningful ways to engage donors, potential donors and volunteers;
  • Developing annual fundraising plans to achieve maximum support for the performing arts and education activities of  the NAC;
  • Designing and implementing stewardship plans to ensure long term donor relationships;
  • Raising the profile of the NAC and promoting and supporting the performing arts across Canada; and
  • Becoming a recognized leader in philanthropy through adoption of best practices and commitment to our values.
  • Performance

    Supporting performance

    By supporting performance at the NAC you give hundreds of established and emerging artists the opportunity to live their passion and share it with countless people across the country. 

  • Creation

    Supporting creation

    Your gift in support of creation gives artists space and time they need to tell their powerful stories through music, theatre or dance. 

  • Learning

    National Youth and Education Trust

    Give Canada’s next generation of artists the chance to grow, master their art, and take their rightful place in the spotlight.

  • The CEO National Fund

    The CEO National Fund supports a wide range of performing arts initiatives that encourage artistic excellence and share performance, creation and learning with all Canadians

  • Leave a charitable gift in my Will

    Learn how to create a gift in yours or a loved ones Will, and support the arts for future generations​.

NAC Foundation Team

Senior Leadership
Jayne Watson
Chief Executive Officer

Jane Moore
Chief Advancement Officer

Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorship
Holly Mohr
Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts

Annual Fund and Database
Bronwen Dearlove, CFRE
Senior Development Officer

Events and Stewardship 
Laura Weber
Chief of Events and Protocol

For Donors

Donors’ Circle inquiries
613 947-7000 x315

Corporate Circle inquiries
613 947-7000 x218

Circles Express
613 947-7000 x355

Street Address
1 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1

Mailing Address
National Arts Centre Foundation
P.O. Box 1534, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1

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