News and Press Releases

May 16, 2018
Épisode, the National Bank, the Foundation of Greater Montréal and Léger come together to form an important philantropic allianc

Great news on Quebec’s philanthropy front: Épisode, a consulting firm known for its expertise in philanthropy and community investment, the National Bank, the Foundation of Greater Montréal and Léger are coming together to produce the sixth edition of the Étude sur les tendances en philanthropie au Québec.



May 02, 2018
Une carte de la faim à Montréal (Content in French only)
(Content in French only) Le 1er mai dernier, la Fondation du Grand Montréal et ses partenaires ont annoncé le lancement des travaux pour un métaportrait du système alimentaire montréalais qui permettra de mieux guider des investissements stratégiques cohérents pour lutter contre la faim. Un article de Stéphanie Bérubé, paru dans La Presse, dresse un état des lieux.

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March 27, 2018
Overview of Placement Réussite Program Funds
As part of the Placement Réussite program, 36 registered charities opened funds at FGM.

March 26, 2018
Press Release: The Paul A. Fournier Foundation donates over $16M in assets to the Foundation of Greater Montréal
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is proud to announce the creation of a fund, known as the Paul A. Fournier Foundation Fund. By deciding to donate its more than $16 million in assets, the directors and members of the Paul A. Fournier Foundation will be pursuing their original mission through a new outlet. 

March 20, 2018
Post-mortem on the launch of Radio Arbre

Radio Arbre was launched on March 17 as a collaboration between the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) and the Maison de l’innovation sociale. A summary of the process.



March 06, 2018
FGM involved in Collective Impact Project, local food systems initiatives
Food security initiatives were launched in many neighborhoods with support from the Collective Impact Project (CIP), some of them aimed at creating create new, local, food systems.

February 22, 2018
Smart Cities Challenge : Call for projects soon ending
Just a few hours left to participate! Submit your ideas to the city's call for projects, or give your input on its candicacy.

February 13, 2018
In the press
The FGM was twice mentionned in the media in the last few days. Brief report on the articles

February 09, 2018
Press statement: 2017 - another profitable year for the FGM : $35.7M in gifts and 9.56% return on its philanthropic investment

The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) received $35.7M in donations in 2017, bringing its Investment Fund assets to $252M. The FGM Investment Fund received a 9.56% return.



February 06, 2018
The FGM is attending the North American Community Foundations Summit
The 2-day (February 5-6, 2018) North American Community Foundations Summit started yesterday. 

January 31, 2018
Vital Signs 2017 of Greater Montréal's Children: 1st Edition Errata
An errata produced in the context of the second edition, comparing corrected contents with first edition.

January 26, 2018
The FGM is hiring!
The FGM is looking for a Vice-President of Operations

January 22, 2018
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. 

January 16, 2018
Placement Réussite program: information session
A free information session to learn more about the new Placement Réussite Program launched by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur

December 15, 2017
Community Initiatives Program 2018
The Foundation of Greater Montréal’s Community Initiatives Program will begin January 8, 2018. Community organizations registered as charities with the Canada Revenue Agency may submit a grant request between January 8 and February 15, 2018.


November 23, 2017
Vital Signs Forum: Why is it important to give children a voice?
A brief follow-up on the event. 

November 16, 2017
National Philanthropy Day: innovative and inspiring projects
A report on the fifth edition of the FGM's National Philanthropy day. 

November 01, 2017
National Philanthropy Day: Foundation of Greater Montréal's 5th edition
Sign up today for the Foundation of Greater Montréal's 5th National Philanthropy Day! 

October 06, 2017
Vital Signs week : CFC 2017 National Vital Signs report
As this week saw local community foundations across Canada publish their community-level Vital Signs report, the CFC movement also presented its national Vital Signs report:  Belonging: Exploring connection to community.

October 03, 2017
Press release: The Foundation of Greater Montreal Presents a Unique Portrait of the Reality of the City’s Children
Montreal, October 3, 2017 — The Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) is presenting its Vital SignsTM of Greater Montreal’s Children report to the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal today. This unique publication paints a multi-facetted portrait of the issues central to the lives of children in the metropolitan region. 

October 03, 2017
Vital signs 2017 report- Speech by M Yvan Gauthier, president and CEO of the FGM
October 3rd 2017 - Adress delivered by M Yvan Gauthier, President and CEO of the Foundation of Greater Montréal during the revealing of the Vital signs report. 

September 28, 2017
Message from our CEO
On October 3, 2017, the FGM will be revealing the Vital signs, a report on the vitality of our community. Yvan Gauthier, president and CEO of the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) explains how and why this year’s publication is different from the previous editions.

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September 15, 2017
In the press
A recent Mixte Magazine report from Nathalie Deshaies describes the FGM as hub of philanthropic intelligence, managing more than 500 funds on behalf of individuals, families and nonprofits organizations. See the full story here.

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July 19, 2017
Action philanthropique dans le cadre du 150e du Canada et du 375e de Montréal
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July 16, 2017
What about the Children of Greater Montréal? Response to Unicef’s Disturbing Report
Montreal - July, 12th 2017 - This past June 15, Unicef’s Report Card 14 revealed the disturbing reality that Canada ranks in the bottom half of industrial nations with respect to child well-being. More specifically, Canada is presently 25th among the world’s 41 wealthy countries, as compared to holding 7th place in 2007.

July 01, 2017
Christiane and Félix Furst Entrust Their Philanthropic Projects to the FGM
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is delighted to announce the creation of a new philanthropic fund aimed at making immediate and measurable solutions possible. More specifically, the Christiane and Félix Furst Foundation Fund will be used to realize such initiatives as athlete sponsorship, the awarding of academic bursaries, and the purchase of medical equipment.

June 14, 2017
The question of the children: a major stake for all Canada and for the FGM.
New UNICEF report entitled Report Card 14: Building the Future, reveals that Canada ranks 25th out of 41 rich nations when it comes to child well-being.

June 14, 2017
A clinic for newcomers in Montréal
FGM celebrates with Médecins du Monde Canada the inauguration of its Clinic for Migrants dedicated to the newcomers in the Greater Montréal. The $25 000 support illustrates the commitment of the Foundation to this mission of which is to look after the most vulnerable people.

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June 14, 2017
Biennale - Montréal urbaine et sociale
The FGM is present at La Biennial - Montreal urban and social event. We approach the tracks of future on the priority stakes in the crossing of the urban and social development: 
- The retention of families 
- The creation and the animation of meeting places
- The new developments and the real estate redevelopments 
- The stakes in travel


June 14, 2017
Welcome Hall Mission celebrates its 125th anniversary
The FGM is happy to support the mission of Welcome Hall Mission which helps the most deprived Montrealers. The $15 000 support, partially allowed to realize the big celebration in the street, to underline its 125th anniversary.

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June 14, 2017
Inauguration of the 1st multifunctional community greenhouse of the metropolis.
Inauguration of the 1st multifunctional community greenhouse of the metropolis. The Quartier nourricier - Centre-Sud is an innovative initiative which will allow the community to take care of the whole cycle of production, to favor the integration of marginalized young people and to favor the sense of belonging. The Foundation of Greater Montréal congratulates the initiators of this project and is happy to offer a $60 000 donation over three years for its realization.

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June 06, 2017
The Children of Greater Montréal at the Heart of the Foundation’s Actions
Montréal, June 5, 2017 — Before an enthusiastic assembly of fund creators, partners and administrators of the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM), Jean-François de Grandpré, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Yvan Gauthier, FGM President and CEO, unveiled the FGM’s exceptional results for the 2016 fiscal year and announced the Foundation’s main orientation for 2017.

June 06, 2017
The Children of Greater Montréal at the Heart of the Foundation’s Actions
Montréal, June 5, 2017 - Before an enthusiastic assembly of fund creators, partners and administrators of the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM), Jean-François de Grandpré, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Yvan Gauthier, FGM President and CEO, unveiled the FGM’s exceptional results for the 2016 fiscal year and announced the Foundation’s main orientation for 2017.

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April 10, 2017
New Mécénat Musica Program

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.

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March 07, 2017
The Foundation of Greater Montréal Posts Exceptional Results in 2016: $58.8 Million in Donations Raised and an 8.5% Return on It

Montréal, March 9, 2017 –   The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) received $58.8 million in gifts during 2016, bringing its net assets to $248 million. Moreover, the FGM’s investment fund posted a return of 8.5% — markedly superior to its reference portfolio set at 6.1%.

 



March 07, 2017



March 07, 2017
The Foundation of Greater Montréal Posts Exceptional Results in 2016: $58.8 Million in Donations Raised and an 8.5% Return on It
Montréal, March 8, 2017 –   The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) received $58.8 million in gifts during 2016, bringing its net assets to $248 million. Moreover, the FGM’s investment fund posted a return of 8.5% — markedly superior to its reference portfolio set at 6.1%.

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February 28, 2017
The Foundation of Greater Montréal and its even greater ideas
Montréal, March 1st 2017 - In its Spring 2017 issue, the magazine Montréal Centre-Ville (TVA Publications) has decided to publish a long article about the Foundation of Greater Montréal. The publishing team chose the FGM, which embodies for them the values of engagement, of solidarity and sharing which are dear to the heart of Montrealers.


February 07, 2017
Lauching of the Policy on Children for 2017
With this Policy on Children and a stated intention to create a children’s rights movement, Montréal announces its commitment to step up actions and support in all the areas where it may, directly or indirectly, contribute to child development.

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February 07, 2017
Lauching of the Policy on Children for 2017


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