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 by providing educational opportunities that nurture transformational leadership, and by investing in evidence-based strategies to address climate change, preserve our natural environment, and improve health outcomes.



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.



Franca Gucciardi, Chief Executive Officer
Natasha Sawh, Director of Grants & Fellowships
Lindsey Li, Program Officer & EA to the CEO


Members of the Board

John H. McCall MacBain, Founder & Chair (Geneva)
Marcy McCall MacBain, Founder & Vice Chair (Geneva)

Rob Fetherstonhaugh (Montreal)
Jean-Fran├žois Ducrest (Geneva)


Chair Emeritus

Donald J. Johnston (Montreal)