Mission

Welcome to the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly!

The Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New York City. We were formally established in 2015 by the Fondation pour la sauvegarde et le développement du Domaine de Chantilly to build awareness and philanthropic support for the Domaine de Chantilly in the United States and abroad.

FODC promotes a wider knowledge of the Domaine de Chantilly and engages an international community of benefactors who are committed to preserving this exceptional historic site and its world-class art collection, who have a deep appreciation for beautiful gardens and landscapes, and who wish to help ensure Chantilly’s standing as a leading equestrian center.

Since its inception, Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly has secured funds for exhibitions including Le siècle de François Ier (2015), Le Grand Condé. Le rival du Roi-Soleil? (2016), Le Massacre des Innocents, Poussin, Picasso, Bacon (2017), La Joconde nue (2019) and La Fabrique de l’extravagance. Porcelaines de Meissen et de Chantilly (2020). It has helped the creation of a new Gallery of Prints and Drawings and is providing ongoing support for its annual program of exhibitions. FODC also made major contributions for the restoration of precious artworks including those in the private suites of the Duke and Duchess d’Aumale as well as for the renovation of the Great Stables.

In addition, FODC organizes exciting cultural programs designed to share Chantilly’s fascinating history and outstanding art. It offers curator-led tours which often include private viewings of treasures not on public display and special lectures featuring world-renowned scholars or collectors in partnership with major museums and institutions. Since 2017, FODC has also orchestrated an annual fundraising gala at Chantilly for 300 distinguished guests.

These activities are presided by a dedicated Board of Directors and supported by numerous donors from around the globe.


Contributions from U.S. donors to the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly are fully tax-deductible within limits prescribed by law. French donors may receive tax benefits by making a gift through our partner Domaine de Chantilly – Fondation d’Aumale. For questions or information on how to make gifts from outside the United States, please contact us.