Ways to donate

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation has been the recipient of extraordinary community support over many decades and there are many innovative and accessible ways you can help finance state-of-the-art equipment, research, and enhanced patient care initiatives.

If you are considering making a gift to MGHF, we would be pleased to meet with you. If you would like to discuss an alternative method not listed here, please contact a member of our donor services team at info@mghfoundation.com. To learn more about your accomplishments through your generous donations in the past, please visit our Results page.


Ways to donate

Donations to the MGH provide consistent vital support to the vital care provided to patients. You, as our respected donor, will have full control as to where your funds will be designated.

Care At The Highest Level Campaign
The Montreal General Hospital is embarking on a $20 million fundraising initiative dedicated to the Redevelopment of the MGH on its current site. This will enhance the programs that are, and will remain, core to the services offered to patients seeking care at the highest level. To learn more about this initiative, please visit our Campaign page.

Annual Giving
Annual Giving provides donors with the opportunity to donate to the Foundation on an annual basis, and is the cornerstone of our fundraising program. Annual donations support excellence in patient care, teaching and research on an ongoing basis. We are immensely grateful to all our annual donors, many of whom choose to increase their donation each year.  

Governor Program
Governors are annual donors who contribute $250 or more annually. Governors play a critical role in helping the Hospital meet its priority needs for equipment, research and special programs. As a Governor, you will receive exclusive invites to events at the MGH and you will be recognized in our membership booklet that is distributed annually.

Tribute Gifts
Memorial donations serve as a wonderful tribute to a beloved family member, colleague or friend. These gifts provide tangible benefits to patient services throughout the Hospital. Gifts may also be made in honour of birthdays, anniversaries, special holidays, graduations, employment milestones and other accomplishments, or in appreciation. Some of our donors have chosen to make special donations in honour of their weddings.

Patients and Families
Many grateful patients and family members express their appreciation for excellent medical care by making a special donation to a department or unit of choice.

Estate Planning/Bequests
Many donors have graciously decided to include the MGH in their will by making either a specific bequest or designating the gift of a percentage of their estate. Your financial advisor can help you make these gifts as tax effective as possible.

It should be noted that we welcome the gift of publicly traded securities and life insurance. This method of donation can be attractive from a tax perspective.

Shares Donations
Benefits of donating through shares and public securities:

  • Giving back to the health care community through a major gift
  • You become one of the Montreal General Hospital’s most prestigious, major supporters
  • Donations through this approach are tax-exempt for capital gains. The full market value of the public securities goes to the actual cause and the donation receipt is based on the market value of the securities donated.

Should you wish to commit to a donation of shares, please find attached the procedure on how to donate.

Pledge Donations
Should you wish to commit to a pledge donation, please contact us (info@mghfoundation.com, 514-934-8230) with the following information:

  • Donor name and address
  • Pledged amount
  • Payment schedule
  • Designation of funds (by department or to the Hospital’s Greatest Needs)

Monthly Donations
Should you wish to commit to a monthly donation, you may proceed to our donate page at https://www.mghfoundation.com/donate/make-donationonline-form/. Please click on “Make this a monthly gift” under the Recurring Gift section and continue filling out the form.


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