Community Impact

The entire community of Greater Montréal benefits from the impact of our Foundation.Because philanthropy needs leadership to maintain its spirit and vitality, we bring together people from all walks of life to generate ideas, encourage participation, and strengthen community philanthropy.

Vital Signs
Published by-annually, our Vital Signs report takes the pulse of our vast region in order to better understand its challenges. Our outreach into the community also allows us to identify major issues and promising projects that will be of benefit to our community. Consult the report

The Community Initiatives Program
The purpose of our granting programs is to provide funding for projects or program-based initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in Greater Montréal, particularly in the areas of culture, education, environmental and sustainable development, physical and mental health, and social services.

In 2020, our Community Initiatives Program made way for the emergency programs we set up as part of FGM's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the support of governments, our partners and donors, we were able to distribute more than $33 million dollars. Here is the breakdown:

FGM Grants Awarded
from January 1
st to December 31st, 2020
Over $33 million distributed to advance the SDGs and Culture

To respect the multidimensional character of certain projects, the “multiple SDGs” parameter was added to the classification.
Since arts and culture are essential to a community’s well-being and vitality, FGM has kept this sector a priority.

“We’ve been involved with community foundations across the country for a long time. When we had the opportunity to donate appreciated securities, FGM was the ideal place for us to start a fund for our ongoing giving. The foundation is a great vehicle for supporting the community.” Betsy Martin
and Corey Copeland