The Canon Foundation is a philanthropic, grant-making institution, active in the promotion of international culture and scientific relations between Europe and Japan.
The Canon Foundation in Europe was established on December 22nd, 1987 under Dutch law and has its seat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Foundation was established by Canon Europa N.V., Canon’s European Headquarters.
The Canon Foundation is legally and financially an independent organisation but enjoys a close co-operation with Canon Europa N.V. which provided the initial funds.
The Secretariat of the Foundation is in Amstelveen – the Netherlands.