The Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) is a charitable organization dedicated to the well-being of the Greater Montreal community. It builds and manages permanent endowment funds and distributes the income in the form of grants to charitable organizations working in the areas of health, social development, arts and culture, education, and the environment.
About FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTRÉAL
Founded in 1999, the FGM is modeled after the 700-odd community foundations that already exist in Canada and the United States. Their versatility, flexibility, and effectiveness allow these foundations to satisfy both the wishes of donors and the needs of the charitable organizations they benefit.
The FGM differs from other charitable organizations in that it builds endowment funds, the revenues from which are used to support charitable work in a number of areas, primarily health, education, social development, arts and culture, and the environment. Donations to the FGM thus serve the Greater Montreal community in perpetuity.