News and Press Releases

July 15, 2019
Thank you, Laurent McCutcheon
The Foundation of Greater Montréal wishes to pay tribute to Laurent McCutcheon, leading advocate of LGBT rights. 

June 06, 2019
Election of FGM's 2019-2020 Board of Directors
Experience, renewal and diversity in the service of the community. 

May 31, 2019
FGM's Assets Under Management Surpass $300 Million
2018 was a watermark year for FGM, with contributions exceeding $40 million, grants totaling $8.5 million and a record-setting 111 new funds.

May 06, 2019
Creation of the Jean E. Douville Bursaries in four Montreal institutions
Established in perpetuity, the Jean E. Douville Bursaries will total $60,000 every year and will be awarded to students from Concordia, HEC Montréal, McGill and Université de Montréal universities.

April 23, 2019
The FGM Supports Nearly 50 Community Projects for Children
Foundation of Greater Montreal distributes $640,000 to 47 community initiatives geared to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

March 08, 2019
Offre d'emploi: Agent(e) aux communications - médias et réseaux sociaux
La Fondation du Grand Montréal, un acteur important de la philanthropie dans le Grand Montréal, est à la recherche d’un(e) agent(e) de communications.

December 13, 2018
Call for Projects Open to Charitable Organizations
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is launching the 2019 edition of its Community Initiatives Program and is inviting registered charities to submit their projects by January 29, 2019.


November 20, 2018
The Foundation of Greater Montréal Funds a Six-Year Project Focused on Understanding Children’s Perspectives
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) today announced that it is funding Grandir avec la ville (2018-2024): une étude longitudinale sur le quotidien des enfants du Grand Montréal, an action research project that will follow 150 students from different neighbourhoods for six years.

November 06, 2018
Les femmes exercent une forte influence dans le choix des dons
Ce matin ont été dévoilés les résultats de la sixième édition de l’Étude sur les tendances en philanthropie au Québec, présentés par Daniel Asselin (président d’Épisode - Firme d’experts-conseils en philanthropie et investissement communautaire) et Christian Bourque (VP exécutif et associé de Léger - Firme de sondage, de recherche et de stratégie marketing).

October 16, 2018

https://fgmtl.org/en/pdf/Meta-synthesis-of-publications-food-security-Montreal-since-2006.pdfLaunch of the Meta Synthesis of Publications on Food Security in Montréal Since 2006.

September 20, 2018
Presentations this fall: Tout savoir pour amplifier vos activités philanthropiques
This Fall, the FGM and Hélène Latreille offer presentations intended to help wealth management professionals and philanthropists learn more about available options to create and use philanthropic funds as a way to contribute to community well-being.


September 18, 2018
Dévoilement des participantes au panel Regard de femmes mécènes sur la philanthropie
Épisode, la Fondation du Grand Montréal, la Banque Nationale et Léger sont fiers d’annoncer le nom des mécènes qui participeront au panel Regard de femmes mécènes sur la philanthropie

September 11, 2018
Tasha Lackman to serve as FGM’s Vice-President of Operations
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tasha Lackman as its new Vice-President of Operations.

September 11, 2018
Tasha Lackman to serve as FGM’s Vice-President of Operations
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tasha Lackman as its new Vice-President of Operations. Read full story here. 

August 30, 2018
Information on the update of cultural philanthropy incitement programs
See the latest about the cultural philanthropy incitement programs at the FGM.

August 30, 2018
Information on the update of incitement programs for philanthropy in education
Everything you need to know about changes brought to programs aimed at organizations in the education sector.

July 23, 2018
Nos condoléances à la famille Le Blanc


July 20, 2018
FGM July 2018 Newsletter
Read the FGM's July newsletter: The FGM supports 49 projects aligned with the Sustainables Development goals; A snapshot of Montréal's food system to better counter hunger; Assets managed by the FGM reach $ 300 million, and more.

June 21, 2018
Un événement bonifié mettant en vedette de grandes mécènes
Montréal, le 21 juin 2018. Épisode, firme-conseil reconnue pour son expertise en philanthropie et en investissement communautaire, la Banque Nationale, la Fondation du Grand Montréal et Léger sont fiers d’annoncer une grande nouveauté pour le lancement de la 6e édition de l’Étude sur les tendances en philanthropie au Québec.

June 19, 2018
Projects Meeting the Needs of Greater Montréal’s Children
All of the projects selected by the FGM for grants, under the 2018 Community Initiatives Program, are aimed at improving the living conditions of children aged 0–17 in Greater Montréal. Here's a glimpse into this year's picks.

June 18, 2018
FGM’s Leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals
The FGM is pursuing its innovative role by being the first community foundation in Canada to establish a grant program based on the SDGs.

June 13, 2018
Jean-François de Grandpré re-elected Chair of the Foundation of Greater Montréal Board of Directors
On May 30, philanthropic fund creators, partners and members of the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) came together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of 2017.

May 30, 2018
The FGM’s 2017 Annual Report Now Available for Consultation
The FGM’s 2017 Annual Report Now Available for Consultation

May 16, 2018
Épisode, the National Bank, the Foundation of Greater Montréal and Léger come together to form an important philantropic allianc

Great news on Quebec’s philanthropy front: Épisode, a consulting firm known for its expertise in philanthropy and community investment, the National Bank, the Foundation of Greater Montréal and Léger are coming together to produce the sixth edition of the Étude sur les tendances en philanthropie au Québec.



May 02, 2018
Une carte de la faim à Montréal (Content in French only)
(Content in French only) Le 1er mai dernier, la Fondation du Grand Montréal et ses partenaires ont annoncé le lancement des travaux pour un métaportrait du système alimentaire montréalais qui permettra de mieux guider des investissements stratégiques cohérents pour lutter contre la faim. Un article de Stéphanie Bérubé, paru dans La Presse, dresse un état des lieux.

Accédez à l'article ici.

March 27, 2018
Overview of Placement Réussite Program Funds
As part of the Placement Réussite program, 36 registered charities opened funds at FGM.

March 26, 2018
Press Release: The Paul A. Fournier Foundation donates over $16M in assets to the Foundation of Greater Montréal
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is proud to announce the creation of a fund, known as the Paul A. Fournier Foundation Fund. By deciding to donate its more than $16 million in assets, the directors and members of the Paul A. Fournier Foundation will be pursuing their original mission through a new outlet. 

March 20, 2018
Post-mortem on the launch of Radio Arbre

Radio Arbre was launched on March 17 as a collaboration between the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) and the Maison de l’innovation sociale. A summary of the process.



March 06, 2018
FGM involved in Collective Impact Project, local food systems initiatives
Food security initiatives were launched in many neighborhoods with support from the Collective Impact Project (CIP), some of them aimed at creating create new, local, food systems.

February 22, 2018
Smart Cities Challenge : Call for projects soon ending
Just a few hours left to participate! Submit your ideas to the city's call for projects, or give your input on its candicacy.

February 13, 2018
In the press
The FGM was twice mentionned in the media in the last few days. Brief report on the articles

February 09, 2018
Press statement: 2017 - another profitable year for the FGM : $35.7M in gifts and 9.56% return on its philanthropic investment
The Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) received $35.7M in donations in 2017, bringing its Investment Fund assets to $252M. The FGM Investment Fund received a 9.56% return.

February 06, 2018
The FGM is attending the North American Community Foundations Summit
The 2-day (February 5-6, 2018) North American Community Foundations Summit started yesterday. 

January 31, 2018
Vital Signs 2017 of Greater Montréal's Children: 1st Edition Errata
An errata produced in the context of the second edition, comparing corrected contents with first edition.

January 22, 2018
Press release: The FGM Announces Partnership in New PLACEMENT RÉUSSITE Philanthropic Program
Montréal, January 22, 2017 – On January 19, 2018, the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) and Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MÉES) presented the conditions for the Placement Réussite program launched on January 8th of this year. 

January 16, 2018
Placement Réussite program: information session
A free information session to learn more about the new Placement Réussite Program launched by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur

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