About the Foundation


The Foundation inspires investments in nature for
discovery, research and education to foster solutions for our future.

Our planet and all its living creatures face urgent threats
yet only a tiny fraction of philanthropy currently supports nature

The Nature Foundation inspires investments in nature.
Focused on transformational philanthropy, we are the charitable arm of the Canadian Museum of Nature, keeper of Canada’s natural record and a trusted national institution with notable research expertise in species discovery and change, and Arctic knowledge and exploration.

We believe creating a better natural future starts with learning from the past and studying the present to foster solutions for our future.
When you support the Nature Foundation you join a generous, solutions-focused community in advancing fact-based science through vital funding that empowers the Museum’s educational and research initiatives. By collecting, analyzing, and preserving millions of specimens and sharing data that tracks environmental change over time, our work guides critical science-based decisions around the world on climate challenges, species at risk, conservation, and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

We must create a world where people understand and value nature.
Your support enables the Museum to train the next generation of collections-based researchers in Canada, and it advances dynamic educational programming that fosters a love of nature among people of all ages.

You care about nature. You want your gift to have global impact. Support the Nature Foundation.
You will help fund bold projects that lead change, strengthen our collective understanding of the natural world, and contribute to a sustainable future for our planet.


Your gift will help save the world.

our Volunteer leadership

The Nature Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of leaders from across Canada who share a passion for nature.

Board of Directors

The board provides strategic advice and ensures effective governance and management.

The Foundation’s Board is comprised of business leaders and changemakers who share a commitment to inspiring investment in nature.

Bringing a diversity of talents, experience, and expertise along with a desire to support a sustainable natural future.

Founding Supporters & Partners

Meg Beckel and Stan Harwood
Dr. Frenja & Dr. Irwin M. Brodo
Don Bubar
Canada Life
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Chris Kresic Foundation
Liz and Rob Crosbie
Lyne Desforges and Warren Bell
Globe and Mail
Gilles Haineault
Kenneth M. Molson Foundation
Robert D. Cudney/Northfield
Osisko Mining Inc.
Jarmila and Stewart B. Peck
The Hon. Monte Solberg
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
C. Gale and Phillip C. Walford
Rena and Mac Watson
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Michelle Valberg