News and Press Releases

October 06, 2021
Trust-based Philanthropy: FGM sets up the Collective Fund for Social Equity
The Collective Fund for Social Equity aims to support activities and initiatives that will enable organizations to unlock their respective potential and realize their visions for a more just and transformative recovery.

September 23, 2021



September 22, 2021
Member list of the Women's Impact Montreal Collective Fund at FGM
The Foundation of Greater Montréal wishes to thank the founding members as well as everyone else who became a member of the Women’s Impact Montréal (WIM) Collective Fund.

September 22, 2021
Details about the Women's Impact Montréal (WIM) Collective Fund at FGM
In response to issues affecting women and girls, the Foundation of Greater Montréal is launching this new giving initiative.

September 22, 2021
WIM Fund: Leading Montreal women pave the way for philanthropic support for women and girls
FGM launches a new collaborative philanthropic fund to support the well-being of women and girls in the Greater Montreal area: The Women’s Impact Montreal (WIM) Collective Fund.

August 25, 2021
The Foundation of Greater Montréal teams up with the Center for Sustainable Development
The FGM and the Centre will collaborate, in particular, on Vital Signs of Greater Montreal and will co-organize a series of themed events that will assess where we are at with regards to indicators linked to the SDGs.

June 07, 2021
Projects supported by FGM as part of the Canadian Healthy Communities Initiative
As part of phase 1 of the CHCI, the Foundation of Greater Montréal supported 19 projects to the tune of more than $719,000.

June 07, 2021
CHCI: The Foundation of Greater Montréal supports 19 projects to improve our public spaces
19 local initiatives have been chosen across Greater Montréal and will receive a total of more than $719,000 in grants.

May 27, 2021
Kathy Fazel is the new Chair of the Board of the Foundation of Greater Montréal
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of FGM has allowed for the renewal of the Board of Directors, a overview of the last year and a discussion about the next milestones and projects to come at the Foundation.


May 14, 2021
FGM takes part in the Healthy Communities Initiatives - Phase 2
The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment to support communities as they create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of COVID-19.

April 06, 2021
FGM launches the Collective Fund for Climate and the Ecological Transition
The Collective Fund for Climate and Ecological Transition will play a major role in the implementation of practical and effective projects, which will then become models internationally and will solidify our city’s climate leadership position.

March 10, 2021
FGM’s robust growth allows the distribution of record amounts in 2020
Through its participation in COVID-19 emergency funds and grants allocated by its own funds, FGM distributed a total of $33.3M in grants in 2020, a record amount that helped more than 770 charitable organizations or special projects in Greater Montréal.

February 18, 2021
Cyber security incident at FGM
A cyber security incident has taken place at the Foundation of Greater Montréal.

February 12, 2021
FGM Gatherings: The health and well-being of frontline workers
The very first FGM Gathering, organized in collaboration with the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation, will take place on February 24.

February 04, 2021
More than 200 community organizations mobilized for local action plans in the fight against COVID-19
The COVID Québec Consortium invests close to $7 million to curb COVID-19 in Greater Montréal.                                                      


December 10, 2020
Launch of the Montréal Climate Partnership: Montréal leaders mobilize to speed up reduction of the city’s GHG emissions
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) and the Trottier Family Foundation are proud to announce the launch of the Montréal Climate Partnership (MCP). This independent initiative brings together economic, community, philanthropic and institutional organizations to mobilize key players in the community to ramp up the city’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions and put Montréal on the path to carbon neutrality.


December 03, 2020
ECSF: FGM has distributed about $11M across the community in response to the pandemic
In all, FGM supported about 100 new community projects through this second phase of the ECSF. These projects cumulatively represent an additional investment of $3.2 million, bringing the total ECSF grants close to $11 million in the Greater Montréal area. 

November 18, 2020
Philanthropy Month: Tomorrow's leaders are mobilizing for the recovery of Greater Montréal!
For National Philanthropy Day 2020, FGM and Institut Mallet teamed up to help further the discussion about the future of philanthropy and the SDGs in Quebec, in the decade leading up to 2030. This partnership was made concrete by the organization of two webinars on November 5 and 12.

October 27, 2020
Creation of the Jacques Parizeau Fund at the Foundation of Greater Montreal
The Jacques Parizeau Fund at the Foundation of Greater Montréal will ensure that the memory of the former premier lives on, and that added support is provided to the causes he held dear.

October 05, 2020
More than $3M available at FGM to support the people hit hardest by the effects of COVID-19
Call for projects under Phase 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund

July 30, 2020
ECSF: FGM distributes $7.2M in the community in response to the pandemic
In all, FGM supported 208 different community projects through the ECSF. They cumulatively represent an investment of $7.2 M to benefit vulnerable populations that have been further placed at risk by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the metropolitan area.


July 10, 2020
Emergency Community Support Fund: Summary of the projects supported by FGM
This summary and the running list attached to it will be updated on a regular basis.

June 09, 2020
COVID-19 Collective Fund: Overview of Supported Organizations
To learn more about the organizations supported through the COVID-19 Collective Fund. This page will be regularly updated.

June 09, 2020
The Foundation of Greater Montréal rolls out its 2020 Vital Signs of Greater Montréal report
Have we succeeded in building a resilient society? Through the lens of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, FGM has gathered some answers to that question.

June 09, 2020
Speech from Yvan Gauthier as part of the 2020 Vital Signs report launch
Intervention from FGM's President and CEO to introduce the Vital Signs of Greater Montréal report, on June 9, 2020.


June 03, 2020
Karel Mayrand is the new President and CEO of FGM
Mr. Mayrand has taken up his new duties starting June 22, 2020.


May 21, 2020
2020 Annual General Meeting: FGM opens a new chapter in its history
The Foundation keeps on looking to the future as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary.

May 19, 2020
FGM invites community organizations to apply for grants under the new Emergency Community Support Fund
Over $7M available in the community for organizations supporting the response to COVID-19.

May 12, 2020
Coronavirus
The Foundation of Greater Montreal has formulated a plan to maintain its services while respecting the requirements set forth by the government and the public health authorities. Follow this page for regular updates and resources regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

May 10, 2020
COVID-19 Collective Fund: List of Donors
Here is the list of the institutions and individuals who contributed to the COVID-19 Collective Fund at FGM. This list will be updated regularly.

April 28, 2020
COVID-19 Collective Fund: $300,000 granted to 30 community organizations across Greater Montreal
The Foundation of Greater Montréal’s (FGM) President and CEO, Yvan Gauthier, unveiled today new information about the COVID-19 Collective Fund.

April 17, 2020
List of the grants given by FGM's funds (January to March 2020)
This list will be updated regularly.

April 09, 2020
COVID-19 Collective Fund: Questions and Answers
To learn more about the COVID-19 Collective Fund created by FGM.

April 08, 2020
FGM launches the COVID-19 Collective Fund to support the Greater Montreal community across all sectors
A necessary and important philanthropic partnership in the context of COVID-19


February 25, 2020
FGM posts an exceptional return rate of 14.2% in 2019
The total assets under management by the Foundation of Greater Montréal and its investment fund now exceeds $345M, an increase of $37M over 2018.


February 18, 2020
Some news from the Pilot Fund for Gender Equality
FGM is happy to have facilitated the granting of $115,000 to 8 organizations across Greater Montreal to support the implementation, by the spring, of projects whose goal is gender equality.

February 13, 2020
Yvan Gauthier announces his departure from the Foundation of Greater Montreal
Mr. Gauthier is announcing today that he has decided to depart the organization, after having headed it for nearly seven years. He will be finishing his tenure at the end of May, leaving behind for the benefit of the Greater Montréal community an organization that is in excellent health, and expanding at a rapid rate.


February 13, 2020
Messages from Yvan Gauthier and Jean-François de Grandpré
A word from FGM's outgoing President and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

February 10, 2020
Invitation to the unveiling of the 2020 Vital Signs of Greater Montreal
The event will take place on Monday, April 20 at Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal, as part of the Bombardier Lunchtime Conferences presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. 

January 24, 2020
FGM renews its participation to the study of the latest trends in philanthropy
FGM's partnership with Épisode, Léger and the National Bank is renewed and now includes more organizations. 

January 21, 2020
FGM celebrates 20 years of philanthropy
The Foundation of Greater Montreal kicked off its 20th anniversary activities on January 20, with a cocktail reception in the Hall of Bronzes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

January 08, 2020
FGM will celebrate its 20-year anniversary on January 20
The Foundation will hold a cocktail reception at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on January 20.

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