News and Press Releases

October 21, 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 13, 2020
Philanthropy Month: Tomorrow's leaders are mobilizing for the recovery of Greater Montréal!
For National Philanthropy Day, FGM and Institut Mallet team 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 is made concrete by the organization of two webinars on November 5 and 12, 2020.


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


October 05, 2020
Job Offer: Intern
The Foundation of Greater Montréal is looking for an intern to support several projects.

August 20, 2020
Job Offer: Senior Advisor, Philanthropic Development
Sous la supervision de la vice-présidente, philanthropie et communauté, le ou la titulaire du poste collabore à la planification, à l’élaboration et à la mise en œuvre de stratégies visant l’ouverture de fonds à la Fondation du Grand Montréal par des mécènes. 

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.

December 05, 2019
FGM Will Support Three New Projects; Two In Kahnawake And Kanesatake
The support will come through the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, a nation-wide initiative that helps young leaders in their efforts to respond to their communities priorities.

November 12, 2019
Journée de la philanthropie 2019 : quel est le rôle des fondations au 21e siècle?
This article is available in French only.

September 13, 2019
$2,500,000 for Classical Music in Honour of Joseph Rouleau
Mécénat Musica Foundation has announced up to $2,500,000 in matching funds until November 20, 2019 for classical music and cultural organizations.



August 29, 2019
Le Fonds Fondation Stéfane Foumy verse 100 000$ dans la communauté
This article is available in French only.

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.

May 06, 2019
Creation of the Jean E. Douville Bursaries in four Montreal institutions
Established in perpetuity, the Jean E. Douville Bursaries will amount to $60,000 and will be distributed each year to 10 students from Concordia University, HEC Montréal, McGill University and Université de Montréal. To learn more. 

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.

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005