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The FGM launches a new grant program with support from Canadian Heritage through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

Montréal, April 20 – Thanks to outstanding support from Canadian Heritage, the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is launching a grant program for projects in the Greater Montréal area that promote stronger ties in the community prior to celebrations in 2017 for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The new program will distribute a total of $700,000 in grants by funding up to $15,000 per project. Charitable organizations are invited to submit their applications on the FGM website as of today. The last day to apply is May 20, 2016.

The FGM will favour projects that focus on the well-being of all the citizens of Greater Montréal in the following areas: a clean environment, mental health and homelessness, education for all, art in the community, and issues related to family violence.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative project managed by Community Foundations of Canada (including the FGM) and by the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations with support from the Government of Canada.

About Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. Together, they help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play.

About the Foundation of Greater Montréal
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is a charitable organization dedicated to the well‑being of the Greater Montréal community. It establishes and manages endowment funds and distributes their income in the form of grants to charitable organizations working in health care, social development, arts and culture, education, the environment, and other areas. Since it was founded, more than 16 years ago, the FGM has distributed more than $ 21 million in grants to more than 1,000 non-profit organizations working in Greater Montréal in all sectors of society. Currently, the FGM manages assets with a total value exceeding $185 million.
Foundation of Greater Montréal
Corinne Adélakoun, Director of Communications
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