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Press release: The FGM Announces Partnership in New PLACEMENT RÉUSSITE Philanthropic Program

Montréal, January 22, 2017 – On January 19, 2018, the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) and Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MÉES) presented the conditions for the Placement Réussite program launched on January 8th of this year. The program aims to encourage registered charities (RC) that support school perseverance and educational success to diversify their sources of funding and their fundraising efforts. A total of $8 M has been earmarked for the 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 financial years, which will allow the Ministère to issue grants that match the net result of the charities’ fundraisers, up to $100,000. Eligible charities will need to create a philanthropic fund with the Foundation of Greater Montréal or the Fondation Québec Philanthrope to take part in the program.


“We are proud to assist the Government of Quebec in supporting charities that benefit the educational sector. As we do in the Mécénat Placements Culture program, the FGM will advise charities on how to create and manage philanthropic funds. This partnership will not only support the fund creators, but also promote philanthropy in Quebec’s education sector,” said Yvan Gauthier, FGM president and CEO.

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About the Foundation of Greater Montréal

The Foundation of Greater Montreal helps individuals, families, and organizations establish philanthropic funds for their selected causes in the areas of education, health, social development, arts and culture, and the environment. The FGM manages the assets of the philanthropic funds and guides donors by identifying the most pressing issues in the community to support organizations’ activities. It also actively promotes the development of philanthropy as an important lever for the well-being of the Greater Montréal community.



Corinne Adélakoun
Director of Communications
Foundation of Greater Montréal

Program manager
Charlène Petit
Project Manager, philanthropic development
Foundation of Greater Montréal