The Courtauld Fund

Help us support the next generation of art leaders, safeguard our world-renowned art collection, protect our Grade I listed Gallery, unlock hidden collections, and conserve important artworks.

For nine decades, The Courtauld’s tradition of teaching, research and curating has been maintained due to the generosity and foresight of philanthropic individuals who share our commitment to the visual arts and excellence.

Your support makes a difference

Whether you are a visitor, Friend, Patron, donor, Courtauld student or alumni, thank you for being part of our vibrant community. Every donation to The Courtauld Fund helps us raise vital funds to provide financial support across The Courtauld where it is needed most. Thank you.

The Courtauld Fund Challenge Week, 9 – 15 May 2024

We are calling on you, our incredible community, to collectively help us raise £110,000 in just one week!

Give today and your donation will be doubled

Our Courtauld Fund Leaders – a group of extraordinary philanthropists – have pledged to match every £1 up to £55,000 raised until midnight on 15 May 2024. This means if you donate today your donation will go twice as far and have double the impact.

Your donations will go towards:

Supporting our students

Courtauld graduates make an extraordinary contribution to the world’s creative and scholarly communities. Your gift will support much-needed scholarships, grants, the student Hardship Fund and our career-mentoring programme, enabling students from all walks of life to realise their full potential.

Safeguarding our collection and Grade I listed Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery is reliant on donations to create the beautifully curated exhibitions for which we are famous and our highly trained Front of House team work tirelessly to make your visit warm and welcoming. Your support will ensure we continue to offer the very best visitor experience and help preserve The Courtauld’s collection for future generations to enjoy.

Digitising our collections

Our expansive library holds over one million rare photographs and cuttings of world architecture, sculpture, paintings, and decorative art. Since 2017, we have led an award-winning volunteer programme to digitise these important images for all to study and enjoy. Your support will help continue this work to put the collection online, providing access for all.

Conserving important artworks

The Courtauld is home to one of the most important art history conservation programmes in the world. Your support will ensure we continue to lead projects using ground-breaking techniques to preserve some of the world’s most important artworks, wall paintings and historical sites.

Other ways to give

Alternatively, you can post a cheque made payable to ‘The Courtauld Institute of Art Fund’ to: Advancement Office, The Courtauld, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

For donation enquiries, please contact our development team on 020 3947 7777 or email

American donors can give via the American Foundation for The Courtauld Institute of Art (AFCIA) website at

2024 Courtauld Fund Leaders

Ambrose and Ann Appelbe Trust
American Foundation for the Courtauld Institute of Art
Lady Georgina Craufurd
Ina De and James Spicer
Nova Dobb
Ros Falvey
Eugenia and Thomas Korossy
Stuart Lochhead and Sophie Richard
Daniel McClean
Lady Juliet and Dr Christopher Tadgell

The Courtauld would also like to thank all those who wish to remain anonymous

The Courtauld Institute of Art Fund is a registered charity no. 288509