About us

Our Mission
The Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) helps individuals, families and organizations getting involved to support their community by creating funds for selected causes in all sectors. FGM manages the funds' assets and guides donors by identifying key issues and supporting community organizations. It also encourages philanthropy as a major driver for well-being in Greater Montréal.

Our Vision
FGM is recognized for its strategic and unifying leadership in achieving Sustainable Development Goals(1) through its support of dynamic projects by community organizations and its focus on innovative initiatives, including the well-being of children.
(1) As defined by the United Nations.

Integrity, excellence, inclusion, listening, innovation.

Territorial acknowledgement
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) wishes to highlight the presence of the Kanien'kehá:ka of the Kahnawà:ke and Kanehsatà:ke communities, which have historically been established on the territory now known as Greater Montreal. It wishes to recognize as well that this territory has also been home over time to several Indigenous nations who established themselves here over several historical periods. Today, a diverse Indigenous population, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, continues to reside on this territory, in socioeconomically varied conditions.

Greater Montréal has long been a place for interaction and exchange among the First Peoples, and is a historic site where the Great Peace of Montréal was signed by 39 First Nations in 1701. In the spirit of peace, justice, and reconciliation, and by drawing inspiration from the ancestral knowledge of the First Peoples, FGM is working to enhance the well-being of the communities of Greater Montréal, and to protect its territory, now and for future generations.
“As with volunteer work, community foundations give me a chance to get involved, to realize that I can make a contribution and make things happen. That’s why I wanted to create this fund during my lifetime. I also hope that with this fund, my heirs will acquire the taste and means for philanthropy.” – Guy Tiphane