Donations policy

This policy outlines the framework that guides the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation in allocating donations and sponsorships in compliance with its objectives.

Types of actions


The Foundation board of directors and members initiate projects that are consistent with their mission. Most funding is allocated to projects developed with outstanding partners and organizations that share the same values as the Foundation.

For the causes it cares about, the Foundation goes over and above a mere financial contribution. Through its extensive business expertise, an entrepreneurial philanthropy approach, and personal participation, the Foundation takes the lead, recruits and selects key partners, and facilitates consultation and participation so as to ensure sustainable results.


Every year, the Foundation collaborates with individuals and organizations who genuinely seek to help their communities.

The Foundation favours projects that promote long-term improvements coupled with an innovative approach targeted to specific social issues. Projects must have measurable results and be amenable to revision according to results obtained along the way.

Any project supported by the Foundation must fit into one of two areas:

Families in business

Through training and forums for the exchange of ideas, the Foundation offers families in business the necessary tools to better manage the challenges they face in their business and personal lives.

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Water conservation

Freshwater, which is essential to life and to the well-being of communities, is a worldwide concern. The fourth generation of the de Gaspé Beaubien family has made this issue their priority. Their mission is to raise awareness of the importance of taking action and championing the cause of water for future generations. Local action projects will be designed to have a global impact.

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The Foundation will not accept any unsolicited applications.

All projects must be connected with the Foundation’s current focus on freshwater or Business Families and must be presented with the support of a staff member of the Foundation, with whom the grantee has already made contact.

By email :

By regular mail : De Gaspé Beaubien Foundation
999 Maisonneuve West, Room 1000
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L4

Visibility plan (sponsored projects)

The de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation wants partners to help publicize its actions and the causes it supports, and therefore places great importance on the visibility each project may provide. When the Foundation awards a grant to a project, the value of the visibility offered by the recipient must be equal to the value of the grant.

A project visibility plan should include the following:

  • Mention of the partnership in a newsletter
  • Mention of the partnership on a website
  • Mention of the project and its progress on social media
  • Press conference upon project launch
  • Press conference upon project conclusion
  • Authorization for the Foundation to speak at press conferences
  • Use of the Foundation logo in all documents relating to the project
  • Authorization for the Foundation to be present at all events, with its name clearly identified

Selection process

The Foundation board of directors meets twice a year to select projects and donation recipients. The board members are:

  • Nan-b de Gaspé Beaubien
  • Philippe II de Gaspé Beaubien
  • Philippe III de Gaspé Beaubien
  • Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien
  • Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien

As no unsolicited requests will be accepted, the selection process will be one of discussion and dialogue to ensure alignment with Foundation objectives and priorities, and that a win-win outcome can truly be established.

Having a champion inside the Foundation will be critical for this collaborative process.

At any time during the processing of an application, the Foundation may ask for additional information.

The Foundation will notify applicants of all decisions regarding their projects. Project processing and selection may take up to three months.

Before accepted projects can get underway, they will be the subject of an official signed agreement between the applicant and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation.

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