Environment Funders is your chance to collaborate with and learn from organizations working for healthier air and water, action on climate change and to address other key environmental issues.

As a member, you will be joining with leading funders from across North America working to drive effective action on sustainability.  There has never been a more critical time for building a wave of change that can push us toward a more sustainable world.  And there has never been a more pressing need to increase the effectiveness of our efforts to build better approaches to environmental and social challenges.

Our members recognize that environmental problems are often rooted in issues of equity, human rights and justice, and we work together to develop effective approaches that serve both people and the planet.

Whether your organization has a long history of supporting “traditional” environmental causes or is just beginning to make the link between issues such as health and social justice and sustainability, we welcome your participation in our growing network.

As a member, you will have access to:

Research

Learn from our research on key issues and evolving trends

Webinars & Workshops

Take part in webinars and workshops designed specifically to fill knowledge gaps and expand understanding of key issues

Annual Conference

Join with your peers at our annual conference to learn from leading practitioners and share and discuss ideas

Funder Groups

Further refine your philanthropic strategies by sharing ideas and gaining insights from fellow funders through our discussion list, funder groups and other tools

Impact Investing

Build your strength in Impact Investing to align your funds with your values

  • Environment Funders [formerly CEGN] improves productivity by connecting professional environmental grantmakers and promoting new ideas and best practices. It is a very worthwhile organization providing key educational and convening services to our community.

    Mary Pickering, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
  • We were in very early stages of our environmental funding program when we joined Environment Funders [formerly CEGN] almost ten years ago, and it proved to be a very smart move. Membership enabled us to meet and consult with experienced funders from across the country and to learn from experts across the environmental field, which helped to inform our funding over the years. The new relationships that emerged have also led to some creative collaborative initiatives, often with Environment Funders [formerly CEGN] playing a supportive role.

    Anonymous
  • There is a growing mutual respect and understanding between Environment Funders [formerly CEGN] and the Circle on Aboriginal Philanthropy. Members are working together, learning from each other and charting new pathways. Bravo.

    Walter Ross, Temagami Community Foundation
  • Environment Funders [formerly CEGN] is an essential part of the Canadian philanthropic landscape. Through timely and well-researched briefs and webinars on emerging issues, it provides thought leadership to environmental grantmaking. Its conferences and symposia strengthen networks and relationships among members in different parts of the country, affording us the opportunity to align our efforts to greater effect. We simply wouldn’t be as effective a movement without it

    Stephen Huddart, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • An old African proverb says “”If you want to walk fast, walk alone; but if you want to walk far, walk together.” Given the complexity and enormity of the challenges environmental foundations are trying to meet, we need to walk both fast and far. Environment Funders [formerly CEGN] provides a space to explore where our shared actions magnify our individual responses to the host of critical issues this country is facing. It’s a essential element of the social change infrastructure needed to move Canada towards greater sustainability.

    Ruth Richardson, Coordinator, Global Alliance for the Future of Food