Who we are


The McCall MacBain Foundation (MMF) is a grant-making organisation established in Geneva, Switzerland by John and Marcy McCall MacBain.



Our mission is to improve the welfare of humanity through focussed grants in education, health and the environment. Believing that strong, dedicated and creative leadership is required in these areas to achieve positive outcomes, much of our funding is designed to identify and support individuals having such qualities.



The McCall MacBain Foundation was founded in March 2007 and is registered in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Foundation’s assets are derived from the proceeds of the sale of Trader Classified Media, the world’s leading company in classified advertising. John McCall MacBain was the founder, President & CEO of Trader from 1987 until the sale in 2006.


Members of the Board

John H. McCall MacBain, Founder (Geneva)
Marcy McCall MacBain, Founder (Geneva)

Donald J. Johnston, Chairman (Montreal)
Rob Fetherstonhaugh (Montreal)
Jean-Fran├žois Ducrest (Geneva)