Fund objectives and funding priorities

For the 2024-2026 period, the Fund will provide support for organizations and initiatives working with asylum seekers, refugees, or migrants without status, or with temporary or precarious status, based on the following streams:

  1. Initiatives aimed at providing or improving administrative or legal services for the identified groups;
  2. Initiatives aimed at influencing public policy;
  3. Initiatives aimed at strengthening individual or collective empowerment of identified groups.

The Collective Fund for Social Equity in 2024-2026

The FGM team, in consultation with the Fund’s Participatory Advisory Committee, has prioritized organizations and initiatives based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the organization’s initiative or mission to the Fund’s priorities and funding streams;
  • Interventions with historically marginalized populations that promote intersectionality;
  • Geographical area of activity;
  • Demonstrated community representation and an effective participatory approach.

Between 2024 and 2026, and thanks to the support of FGM’s partners, 16 organizations across Greater Montreal will share more than $2.8 million.

Learn more about the 2024-2026 recipients

For budgetary reasons, every organization that expressed its interest for the Fund could not be supported. Learn more about the extraordinary work all of them accomplish, according to the CFSE’s three streams:

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI)

In line with FGM’s JEDI principles, priority will be given to organizations and initiatives that:

  • Intervene specifically to improve the quality of life of historically marginalized populations, as identified by the Foundation;
  • Have been designed and implemented by people with lived experience of the realities and issues they aim to address.

We are committed to facilitating access to this process for organizations, initiatives, citizen groups, or other associations who face systemic barriers to obtaining funding, including organizations without mission-based funding, without a charitable number, those in the process of establishing themselves, or whose primary activities are advocacy, rights activism or community mobilization.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements of the Fund, check out this explainer. For more information, check out the Fund’s Terms of Reference or contact Vira Kovalova, FGM’s Community Partnerships Advisor, at

Our partners

The Foundation of Greater Montreal would like to thank its partners for their support and confidence in the 2023 edition of the Collective Fund for Social Equity: the Trottier Family Foundation, the Pathy Family Foundation, the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, the Tiphane Fund at EBCF, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation.

The Foundation of Greater Montreal’s Collective Fund for Social Equity is a philanthropic fund that is also open to contributions from the public.


The Collective Fund for Social Equity was created by FGM in 2021 to address issues stemming from social inequalities and related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Through this initiative, FGM’s priority is to support organizations working with historically marginalized populations, to help them achieve their transformative vision. These populations include Black, Indigenous, and racialized people, LGBTQ2S+ people, women and girls, as well as people who are neurodivergent or living with physical or intellectual limitations.

The Fund’s approach is guided by the principles of trust-based philanthropy. Unlike a traditional call for proposals, this method relies on the knowledge of an entire community ecosystem and on a peer-informed decision-making mechanism.  Through in-depth exchanges with the community, as well as active and continuous listening, FGM developed this Fund and chooses the initiatives or organizations it support through it.

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