The Foundation was established in 1991 under the Ontario Corporations Act as a not-for-profit corporation, with the purpose of encouraging and facilitating private giving to the arts in Ontario. It is a non-government foundation and is a registered charity (Charitable registration number 89085 6370 RR0001).
The Foundation is distinct from the Ontario Arts Council, which administers public funding for Ontario artists and arts organizations. The Foundation, as a separate entity, complements the work of the Ontario Arts Council by providing a vehicle for private giving to the arts.
The Foundation holds over 275 endowments established by individuals, foundations, corporations and arts organizations. With a staff of two and a board of 12, the Foundation has assets of over $47 million and disburses over $2.5 million in support of the arts in Ontario each year.
Ontario Arts Foundation
151 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor
Alan F. Walker
Phone: (416) 969-7413
Fax: (416) 969-7450
Phone: (416) 969-7411