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If you donate more than $1000 in cash or works of art you automatically become a member of the NGA Foundation.

On joining the Foundation you will become more involved in the life of the NGA and experience firsthand how your benefaction contributes to the development of the visual arts in Australia.

The Foundation is the umbrella organisation for all Gallery benefactor groups and raises funds and secures gifts of works of art to support the vision of the NGA and to develop the national art collection for all Australians.

The Foundation is a registered charity and provides official receipts for tax purposes. For more information see the tax FAQ.

The principal objectives of the Foundation are:

  • to promote, maintain and develop the national collection of works of art owned by the NGA
  • to promote, maintain and develop the NGA as a cultural institution
  • to improve access to the national collection for all Australians through travelling exhibitions, publications, education, public programs and online access.

Current Foundation Board

Donor categories


 $1000 to $5000


 $5000 to $10,000


 $10,000 to $50,000


 $50,000 to $100,000

Life Governor

 $100,000 to $500,000


 $500,000 to $1 million

Perpetual Benefactors

 $1 million to $2 million

Founding Benefactors

 $2 million or more

Visionary Benefactors

 $5 million or more