What is the Desjardins Foundation?

What is the Desjardins Foundation?

Founded in 1970, the Desjardins Foundation is a charitable organization that contributes to young people's academic success every year by awarding scholarships to students, grants to schools and organizations and donations to partner organizations.

We do everything we can to encourage young people to stay in school.

We also administer Desjardins Philanthropic Funds, which allow you to make a long-term investment in a cause that matters to you.

In 2020

  • $4.1 million was awarded to help young people succeed academically
  • 322,000 young people benefited from Desjardins Foundation initiatives in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick
  • $1.8 million was given back to the community through Desjardins Philanthropic Funds


The Desjardins Foundation's Board of Directors is made up of the 3 officers of the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec Executive Committee.

Members of the Board of Directors

Guy Cormier

Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group

Serge Rousseau

Chair of the Board of Directors of Caisse Desjardins du Carrefour des lacs

Michel Tourangeau

Director, Caisse Desjardins du Centre-est de Montréal

Annual reports and financial statements

See the Desjardins Foundation's financial results