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A beetle specimen.

Travel Grants

Visiting Scientists in Entomology

Funding to facilitate research in beetle systematics and fossil insects in the museum's collections.

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Nature Foundation


"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, collections and research initiatives. We must create a world where people understand and value nature."
– Rob Crosbie, Chair of the Nature Foundation Board

"Historically a fraction of philanthropy has gone to nature and this must change. Nature is central to our future—the connections between healthy people and a healthy planet become more obvious every day."
– Meg Beckel, the Canadian Museum of Nature's President and CEO

Focused on transformational philanthropy, the Nature Foundation is an independent charitable entity that supports the Canadian Museum of Nature.


Inspiring investments in nature for discovery, research and education to foster solutions for our future.

For more than 150 years, the Canadian Museum of Nature has been building, studying and documenting the record of Canada's natural history. Support for the Nature Foundation advances the museum's important research and educational initiatives.

By collecting, analyzing and preserving millions of specimens, as well as 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.

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. Find out more!