Incorporated in 1996, The Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc., exists to receive and invest donations and bequests that will build an endowment fund to ensure the future well-being of The Manitoba Museum. The undertaking of The Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc. is restricted to developing, expending and administering a fund for exhibit replacement, special acquisitions and research for the purpose of promoting the objects of The Manitoba Museum, set forth in The Manitoba Museum Act, and in the furtherance of its Mission.
Gifts to The Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc. help sustain the Museum's international stature as one of Canada's leading cultural institutions. While the principal remains unexpended, a portion of the interest income is distributed annually in support of exhibit replacement, special acquisitions and research. Today, thanks to the generosity and foresight of Foundation donors, the fund has grown to over $1 million.