Supporting arts & culture

Heffel is proud to partner with, and provide support for important cultural institutions and initiatives that share our passion for the advancement of visual arts and culture.

We have had the pleasure of supporting exhibitions and events at world renowned museums including, but not limited to, the Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Audain Art Museum, Kunsthalle Munich, Dulwich Picture Gallery, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc among many others.

In 2021, Heffel established the Heffel Foundation, which provides ongoing philanthropic support to the visual arts in Canada. The Foundation provides important backing for cherished museums and galleries, scholarships encouraging further education in the arts, and so much more.

We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues in museums, galleries and universities across the country, hosting lectures, supporting scholarships and hiring student interns. We strongly encourage collectors and art admirers to visit the important exhibitions in Canadian institutions in order to expand and share the collective knowledge of art and culture. At Heffel we pride ourselves on being there for our collectors and our community, and providing lasting support for the Canadian art world.


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SUMMARY OF HEFFEL GALLERY DONATIONS (2017 - PRESENT) Totals
National Gallery of Canada Foundation $275,000 CAD
Audain Art Museum/Foundation $166,000 CAD
Heffel Foundation $125,000 CAD
Art Gallery of Ontario $102,600 CAD
University of British Columbia $70,000 CAD
University of Toronto $53,250 CAD
Vancouver Art Gallery $50,000 CAD
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts $35,000 CAD
McMichael Canadian Art Collection $33,500 CAD
McGill University $25,000 CAD
Fonds Hélène et Edouard Leclerc $20,000 CAD
Canadian Cancer Society $15,000 CAD
Moisson Montreal $12,052 CAD
Greater Vancouver Food Bank $12,052 CAD
Hibou Editeurs (Riopelle Catalogue) $10,000 CAD
Burrard Arts Foundation $5,968 CAD
Contemporary Art Gallery $5,200 CAD
Ottawa Food Bank $5,165 CAD
Calgary Food Bank $5,165 CAD
The Rossy Family Foundation $5,000 CAD
Gordon & Marion Smith Foundation $5,000 CAD
Beaverbrook Art Gallery $5,000 CAD
Arts Umbrella $5,000 CAD
Alzhiemer Society of BC $3,000 CAD
Total Heffel Donations $1,048,952 CAD