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Every day, we’re connecting students to the magic of nature through the art of Robert Bateman.  This year, we have expanded our gallery school programs to include outdoor time to learn and sketch in nature! Unfortunately, many classes cannot afford field trips. You can help more students come to the Centre by giving to our annual campaign. We hope to raise $10,000 so over 2000 students can partake in our programs free of charge. You can give by clicking the “donate now” icon or by calling 250-940-3626 ext 302.

Give students the gift of nature!

Nature’s beauty and power is ingrained in our culture. The Bateman Foundation, a national public charity, inspires a lasting relationship with nature through the lens of art, and is currently the one of the only non-profits in Canada primarily using artwork to promote a connection to nature and the environment. We create programs and exhibits to inspire a generation of people to have a reverence for nature. By noticing nature’s beauty and importance, we encourage action to ensure the natural world is protected through our three core areas: youth initiatives, eco-literacy, and leadership & mentorship.

We Believe

  • Nature is magic
  • All people have the right to access nature
  • Exposure to nature is essential for our health
  • Every child should have the right to unstructured play in nature
  • Nature is an infinite source of reason, imagination, and invention

One of the Foundation’s main projects is the Robert Bateman Centre, showcasing over 80 works of Robert Bateman spanning his seven decades as one of Canada’s premier artists. Located in Victoria, BC’s dynamic inner harbour, the Centre houses a gallery and gift shop, and hosts a rotation of exhibits and a full schedule of educational and public programming.

You can join our growing community

As a supporter, you will play an important role in promoting the values of the centre and foundation along with our activities. Not only will you help us to deliver a full calendar of exhibits, programming, and education, but your voice will join with others to create a strong backbone of support creating leverage with the foundations, corporations, and governments who share our love and passion for the natural world.  

You gift will help support our programs and initiatives.  Click the “Donate Now” button to give through Canadahelps.

OPP_VERT_1C_7462BLUEWe are also a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. 1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. We are eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing us among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations.

To give, please click the “Donate Now” button. For more information on any of our giving programs or to make a donation offline, please call 250-940-3626 or email .

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