Mécénat Musica Program

Mécénat Musica Program to encourage cultural philanthropy

As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary and Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) is pleased to announce the launch of the Fondation Mécénat Musica’s private matching grant program for cultural organizations to encourage cultural philanthropy with the FGM.

To be eligible for this program your cultural organization must meet the following 5 criteria:
  • Be a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency that operates in the Greater Montreal area;
  • Must have created or will create an in-perpetuity endowment fund with the Foundation of Greater Montreal;
  • Be eligible to #1 component of the Mécénat Placements Culture program (Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec);
  • Be eligible to “Endowment Incentives” component of Canada Cultural Investment Fund’s program (Canadian Heritage);
  • Accept the conditions of eligibility established by Fondation Mécénat Musica and sign the form; Click on the following link to learn more about those conditions:
How to receive the matching grants offered by Fondation Mécénat Musica:
  • The organization must accept that its name be mentioned in Mécénat Musica’s brochure and accept to distribute the brochure.
  • The organization must authorize the FGM to send the fund’s account statements to Fondation Mécénat Musica on a semi-annual basis for the year following the creation of the fund.
  • If the cultural organization deposits two (2) donations of $ 25,000* in its in-perpetuity endowment fund with the FGM, Fondation Mécénat Musica will distribute a matching grant of $ 25,000 to the organization's fund.

    • *More specifically:
    • Both donations must come from two different donors (individuals);
    • A cultural organization may participate twice in the program, and in this case, a total of four (4) donations of $ 25,000 from four (4) different individuals must be obtained in order to obtain two (2) matching grants of $ 25,000.

  • Matching grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (deposits of donations to the in-perpetuity endowment fund).
The program will end on May 31st, 2017, at 4:00 pm or when the program's capital will be fully distributed, whichever comes first.

For more information, please visit Fondation Mécénat Musica’s website: www.MecenatMusica.com, and contact Marie-Pier Lépine: 514-866-0808, ext. 110, or by email: marie-pier.lepine@fgmtl.org