The D'Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF), launched in 2008, is the culmination of Vincent D'Aguilar's vision for Bahamian Art. The foundation seeks to preserve and expand the D'Aguilar Art Collection – one of the most comprehensive privately held art collections in the Bahamas. The DAF recognizes the significance of this collection as valuable tool for art education and provides access to artists, scholars, collectors and aficionados aspiring to study and research Bahamian art. Additionally, the DAF's Global Discovery Program encourages Bahamian art students at the tertiary and post-graduate level to develop a global awareness by providing travel grants to view the world's masterpieces, galleries, collections and museums.
Internationally, the DAF anticipates a heightened appreciation of Bahamian Art. To that end, the DAF Bahamian art Lending Program continues to loan artworks from its collection to exhibitions and other appropriate venues, specifically those in keeping with its philosophy to, above all, promote Bahamian Art. The program also affords commercial establishments in New Providence the opportunity to showcase artwork from the collection while concurrently encouraging private and commercial acquisitions of original Bahamian art.