FGM's initiatives in the face of COVID-19



Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation of Greater Montréal has changed its ways of doing things in order to maintain and adapt its services to the community in this exceptional context. Here is what you need to know.

Participation in the Emergency Community Support Fund

FGM is proud to participate in the regional implementation of the Emergency Community Support Fund, created by the Government of Canada. To learn more or to submit an application, click here.

COVID-19 Collective Fund at FGM
To contribute or ask for a grant


COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation that directly affects nonprofits across all sectors, who offer essential services to our community’s most vulnerable members, especially at this time of crisis. Furthermore, the medium and long term impacts of the crisis also constitute a major issue. In the face of this unique situation, FGM has gathered many philanthropic partners and collaborators to create this Fund and offer support to these organizations.


To learn more about the COVID-19 Collective Fund at FGM To make a donation to the Fund online, click here.
It is also possible to contribute through a bank transfer or a transfer of equity. Contact us to learn more.

To make an application for a grant under the COVID-19 Collective Fund, here is what you need to know:
  • Priority or immediate needs: This component of the Fund has been closed and replaced with the Emergency Community Support Fund (see above). To submit an application under the ECSF through the CFC portal, click here.

  • Strategic projects: This component remains open, to support the recovery and reconstruction of organizations in the aftermath of the crisis through the development of their resilience or the adaptation of their programs and services to the new reality. To apply, click here.

Thank you to the COVID-19 Collective Fund's collaborators, Centraide of Greater Montréal and the Canadian Red Cross, for their support. Thank you also to the following partners for their contribution: Azrieli Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Montréal, J.-Armand Bombardier Foundation, McConnell Foundation, Rossy Foundation, Fondation Paul-A. Fournier and Fondation Jean E. et Lucille Douville Funds at FGM. Click here to take a look at the list of donors so far.

Continuation of FGM's operations

The Foundation maintains its operations while following the instructions given by the public health authorities. FGM's offices are closed until further notice, but all personnel remain available, as usual, through phone and email. To learn more, click here.

Resources hub for individuals and organizations affected by COVID-19

Many ressources are available to help individuals and institutions hit by the consequences of COVID-19, both through local and national governments and businesses or other civil society organizations. To learn more, click here. Please note that this information hub will be regularly updated, but cannot be considered an exhaustive list.

Any questions?

We are here to support you and answer your questions. Feel free to communicate with your usual contact person at the Foundation. You can find our contact information by clicking here.