The Massawippi Foundation (FMF) supports activities that benefit the people of the Massawippi Valley and that preserve the uniquely beautiful ecosystems of the area.
It is a community organization. Its’ assets are held by the Ottawa Community Foundation, a well-regarded community foundation that operates bilingually and handles both endowed funds and those donated for more immediate use. For a small fee (1.5%) of funds managed per annum), using the services of the Ottawa Community Foundation allows us to keep our administrative costs very low and to serve our constituency in French and English.
For American donors – many of whose families have been coming to the Massawippi Valley for more than a century – the FMF has a similar arrangement with The Baltimore Community Foundation, founded in 1972 and The Sillicon Valley Community Foundation, formed in 2007.
The BCF and SVCF partner with families, individuals and businesses to facilitate their philanthropy.
What does the Foundation Do?
FMF gives money to local community activities. New playgrounds, library renovations, arena projects, environmental reclamation, health and education initiatives, programs across the arts, and more. Any project or activity that benefits the residents of the Massawippi Valley may be eligible for a grant. Grants come from both annual earnings on our endowed funds and from unrestricted funds. The Foundation’s primary granting is given to the MCT to support its conservation work.