The Fondation Montréal inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage the success of a new generation of promising Montreal entrepreneurs, in concert with a committed business community.

Thanks to the generosity of experienced business people, its donors and volunteers, the Fondation is able to invest in newly created businesses in Montreal through start-up grants and expert advice.


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.