About Us

The FGM supports initiatives in the following areas:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and well-being
  • Social development
A Long-term Gift
Gift Funds entrusted to the FGM are permanently invested and only their income is distributed to the Greater Montréal community. Whatever the size of your gift or the cause you choose to support, your generosity will benefit the community in perpetuity.

Outstanding results
During 2016, the Foundation of Greater Montréal received record donations of $58.8 million, raising its assets under management to nearly $250 million. The assets managed by the FGM Investment Fund generated a return of 8.5% in 2016 and the gross weighted average return for the last five years was 9.1%. Our foundation is growing. Over the past five years, our assets nearly doubled, increasing by $115 million, while the number of our philanthropic funds rose nearly 50%, to 509. These numbers reflect the generosity of both citizens and organizations from the Greater Montréal.

A Unifying Effect
The FGM is busy building bridges between philanthropists and the Greater Montréal community. It maintains strong ties with the foundations that helped create it, and with other organizations that have joined as active charitable partners.
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“As with volunteer work, community foundations give me a chance to get involved, to realize that I can make a contribution and make things happen. That’s why I wanted to create this fund during my lifetime. I also hope that with this fund, my heirs will acquire the taste and means for philanthropy.” – Guy Tiphane