News and Press Releases

December 18, 2014
Important fiscal 2014 year-end reminder
The FGM offices will be closed from December 23 (at 5) to January 2 inclusive. To take full advantage of your tax credits on both a federal and provincial level while ensuring the most efficient service possible for the issuance of your receipts, we ask that you send us your donations no later than December 22 at 5 p.m.

December 18, 2014
December 2014 : Word from the CEO
In early 2000, the FGM founders were few, but their wholehearted commitment to the Foundation’s mission propelled it in ways they may not have even realized. The growth of the Foundation of Greater Montreal has been rapid and surprising, and today the assets it manages total $175M. This figure is all the more impressive when one considers that just three years ago, assets stood at just $115M. I wish to thank all of our donors, who continually demonstrate their confidence in the management of the FGM and its impact on the community. 

November 26, 2014
The Philanthropic Day - ALMOST 400 ATTENDEES make the day a success!
On November 13, close to 400 people, donors, foundation leaders and community representatives came together at Gèsu to discuss philanthropic issues and learn about the initiatives that the FGM supports.

November 14, 2014
Montreal, Thursday, November 13, 2014 – As part of National Philanthropy Day, observed
Canada-wide, today the Foundation of Greater Montreal brought together nearly 400 people
to take stock of the state of active philanthropy and the challenges it faces due to evergrowing
needs in Greater Montreal and Quebec as a whole.

October 22, 2014
The Foundation of Greater Montreal is thrilled to invite you to a special gathering that will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Gesù, in Montreal, in celebration of the upcoming National Philanthropy Day, held each November 15 in Canada.

June 30, 2014
October 2014 : Word from the CEO
Community engagement : a key ingredient in the fight against homelessness.
By Yvan Gauthier

June 19, 2014
Michael Novak donates $ 2.6 M to the FGM
On May 29th, 2014, following our AGM, the FGM recognized the very generous contribution of one of its pioneers, Mr. Michael Novak, who donated $ 2,634,703 to the organization this spring. "I very much believe in the community foundation model: it promotes philanthropy by the community, for the community and brings charitable organizations the lasting support that they need", said Mr. Novak.

June 05, 2014
Honor Marcel Côté's memory : How to Give to the Suzanne Trépanier-Côté Memorial Fund
Following the request of the late Marcel Côté's family,those wishing to honor him by making a donation to the Suzanne Trépanier-Côté Memorial Fund can use the following methods.

June 02, 2014
PRESS RELEASE - Richard W. Pound re-elected as Chair of the Foundation of Greater Montreal
Montreal, June 2nd, 2014 – Mr. Richard W. Pound was re-elected as Chair of the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) for a fourth consecutive year at the FGM’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Thursday, May 29th, 2014. 

June 02, 2014
An energizing Annual General Meeting
Some of the highlights of this year’s AGM, above and beyond the friendly atmosphere and the breathtaking view of Montreal from the McCarthy Tétrault office, were the public announcement of a $ 2.6 M donation to the FGM; a look back on a very successful year, investment-wise and grant-wise; the re-election of a strong and committed board of directors; and a tribute to the late Marcel Côté, FGM founding member, as well as to two outgoing board members.

May 26, 2014
PRESS RELEASE - The Foundation of Greater Montreal Mourns the Loss of one of its Founders, Marcel Côté
Montreal, May 26, 2014 – On behalf of the Foundation of Greater Montreal’s (FGM) Board of Directors and its staff, Mr. Richard W. Pound, Chairman of the Board of Directors, wishes to extend his heartfelt condolences to Marcel Côté’s family, colleagues and many friends. Mr. Côté was a man of compassion and of action who greatly influenced the development of his community. As one of the FGM’s founding members, Marcel Côté was a member its Board of Directors for many years, including its Chair between 2009 and 2011. 

April 16, 2014
PRESS RELEASE - The FGM Now Receiving Applications to its Community Grants Program
Montreal, April 16, 2014 - The Foundation of Greater Montreal is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2014 Community Grants Program is now under way. The program offers financial support to the charitable organizations of Greater Montreal who present projects with a significant impact in the areas of health, arts and culture, education, social development and environment 

March 07, 2014
March 2014 - A Word from the CEO
A plan to nurture dynamism, vitality and social engagement in Greater Montreal
By Yvan Gauthier, CEO

February 07, 2014
New Year, New Recruits
The Foundation of Greater Montreal announces two nominations : Fabiola Existe, Accounting Management Agent and Sandra O'Connor, Director of Communications.

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