About Us

About Us

Fondation Montréal inc. propels towards success the most promising entrepreneurs through grants, access to a high-level business network and the expertise of experienced business volunteers. Fondation Montréal inc. awards annually over $700,000 in grants, without taking any participation, offers young entrepreneurs personalized à la carte services and opens the Montréal inc. doors to them thanks to its vast network of more than 450 business volunteers. A charitable organization, Fondation Montréal inc. is 80% funded by the private sector and has contributed, since 1996, to the creation of more than 900 businesses.

Mission

Fondation Montréal inc. propels towards success young and promising Montreal-based entrepreneurs through grants, highly skilled business volunteers and access to a high-level business network.

Vision

Fondation Montréal inc. is a one-of-a-kind model of corporate philanthropy with strong economic impact. It provides privileged access to Montreal’s business networks for the most ambitious young entrepreneurs starting-up their companies.

History

Fondation Montréal Inc., (formerly Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse) was founded in 1996 by Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque. That year, the Mayor decided to donate his salary in favor of a cause that was close to his heart: supporting young entrepreneurs of Montreal.

Since then, the Fondation has been managed by a small team of permanent staff who report to an independent Board of Directors made up of business people who ensure its sound governance.

Today, the Fondation is supported by the Montreal business community and all three levels of government. The Mayor of Montreal continues to serve on its Board of Directors and carries on the important work of his predecessors. Eighty percent of the Fondation's income is derived from corporate and individual donors who believe in Montreal and its economic potential. All those who support the Fondation share a common goal: to help young Montreal entrepreneurs and thereby have a positive impact on the economic growth of our city.

The name Fondation Montréal Inc. clearly communicates our mission: to build the Montréal Inc. of tomorrow with the help of the Montréal Inc. of today.