Purpose

The Lindsay Memorial Foundation is a small, private, not-for-profit charitable foundation created under Federal Charter in 1972, and dedicated to the older adult population. No funds are solicited. Disbursement funding comes from income earned on investments.

Our Mission

To operate exclusively as a charitable organization for the sole purposes of providing funding to organizations/programs that focus on relieving poverty, promoting health, lessening isolation and loneliness, advancing education, and improving the quality of life of older adults. To furnish funds for the care, treatment and support of any such persons, to any charitable organization that is a qualified donee as described in subsection 149.1 (1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

About Us

The Lindsay Memorial Foundation Board of Directors consists of 5-15 members who reflect a variety of backgrounds and expertise (healthcare, community service, social work, finance, law, and business), and have an interest in promoting the well-being of older adults in the community. The board meets approximately 6 times a year.

Executive

Jan Lariviere: President

PRESIDENT – Jan Lariviere
Retired nursing professional with experience in family nursing, education, literacy, and project management.

Jean McLaughlin

VICE-PRESIDENT – Jean McLaughlin
Retired nursing professional with experience in pediatric rehabilitation and multidisciplinary team coordination.

Jennifer Hawke

TREASURER – Jennifer Hawke
Retired nursing professional with experience in paediatrics and geriatrics.

Janet Grassby Cholette

SECRETARY – Janet Grassby Cholette
Retired nursing professional. Worked with children with physical challenges. Volunteer facilitator: “Good Grief Workshops” for Children and Adolescents.

What We Fund

The Lindsay Memorial Foundation provides financial support to registered community organizations and/or institutions whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the older adult population in Montreal and surrounding areas. 

(Although there may be exceptions, LMF defines ‘older adults’ as those 65 and over). 

We prioritize projects/programs that focus on:

  • Food supply
  • Clothing & Shelter
  • Transportation
  • Health promotion ( physical, cognitive, mental health, psychosocial needs)
  • Social Isolation & Loneliness

 Please see the Articles of Continuance for further details.

FUNDS ARE DISBURSED ONCE A YEAR IN NOVEMBER.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 15th in order to be considered for grant funding. 

Applications are reviewed by a Board of Directors who follows pre-established criteria and policies for disbursement. Grants are typically in the $3,000-$25,000 range. Funding is dependent on the nature of the request, our total disbursement budget for the year, and the number of applications received. The majority of grants are given for a period of one year, although some may be considered for sustainable funding, up to 3 years. First-time applicants may not request sustainable funding.

Documents Required

  1. Grant Application: Only the on-line Application Form will be accepted. If this is not possible, please contact us by e-mail for an alternative at [email protected]  Most recent Annual ReportMost recent Financial Report.
  2. Please submit all information with the Grant Application.
  3. It is not necessary to add a cover letter.
  4. Any supplemental information can be included in the section “Other Comments”.