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2020 Community Initiatives Program

Grants to Greater Montreal, Quebec Nonprofits to
Promote the Health and Well-Being of Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Greater Montreal, Quebec nonprofits for programs that improve the quality of life of children. Funding is intended for projects that address one of the following areas of impact: healthy environment, food security, mental health, and non-violence. Eligible activities will involve children ages 0 to 17 years old in observation, design, and/or project implementation. Applicants must demonstrate that the activity will benefit communities within the Greater Montréal area, including the Island of Montréal, Laval, Longueuil, North Shore and South Shore.

The FGM intends to address major issues in Greater Montréal by focusing on the following objectives:

  • Zero Hunger: The FGM aims to support activities related to food security
  • Good Health and Well-Being: The FGM aims to support activities related to children's mental health and especially anxiety
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities: The FGM aims to support activities promoting a healthy environment
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: The FGM aims to support activities that promote inclusion and non-violence

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152904

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

The grant must be allocated to the specific activity for which it is requested over a period of one year or less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Requests must be submitted by a charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency for at least two years and that operates in Greater Montréal
- Ensure children’s participation (0-17 years) in the project (observation and/or design and/or implementation)
- Focus on one or more of the issues identified by the FGM
- Demonstrate that the activity will benefit communities within the Greater Montréal area, including the Island of Montréal, Laval, Longueuil, North Shore and South Shore
- Organizations that received a grant from FGM during the previous year must file the required report before another application is considered.

Please note that the following activities are not eligible for funding:
- Fundraising activities and financing campaigns
- Capital investment projects
- Activities of a religious or political nature

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by November 15, 2019. The FGM will announce the grant recipients in April 2019.

Submit no more than one application per organization.

The applying organization must match the requested grant with in-kind or cash contributions equal to 25% of the value of the grant (for example, an applicant requesting a $15,000 grant would be required to contribute $3,750. Cash contributions may come from other funding sources; in-kind contributions may include volunteer hours or other resources that are not covered by the requested grant).

Areas of Interest (major issues identified by the FGM):

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Diane Bertrand, Director of Community Engagement
514 866-0808 ext. 102

Foundation of Greater Montreal
505, René-Lévesque Blvd. West, office 1000
Montréal, Québec H2Z 1Y7
Phone : 514 866-0808
Fax : 514 866-4202

Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Montréal area, including the Island of Montréal, Laval, Longueuil, North Shore, and South Shore

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