Membership Guidelines

Membership in the Environment Funders Canada is open to organizations and individuals that:

  1. Make grants in support of the Canadian environment.
  2. Act primarily as grantmakers, not grantseekers.
  3. In the case of an individual, provide a total of $20,000 or more in grants per annum.
  4. In the case of a business or corporate funder, employ a formalized decision-making process with respect to their grantmaking

Members are expected to demonstrate environmental responsibility in their policies and operations.

The applicant must agree not to use the membership in Environment Funders for the purposes of grantseeking.

Environment Funders membership fees are assessed annually based on the applicant’s total environmental granting in Canada in the applicant’s last full fiscal year.

Annual membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. For new members joining after June 30th, the fee will be discounted by 50%.

Each member organization will identify one individual to be the primary contact person for Environment Funders, including exercising the Member’s vote. Participation in Environment Funders’ events is open to all staff and Board members of a member organization.

Environment Funders reserves the right to refuse membership to any organization that does not, in the opinion of Environment Funders Board, fully meet all of the membership criteria.

all amounts in Canadian dollars

Membership Categories and Fee Scale

A. Full Membership

Fee depends on the organization’s annual total environmental grants in Canada

  • Under $500000
$ 570
Join
  • $500000 to $1.5 million
$ 1,130
Join
  • Over $1.5 million
$ 1,700
Join

B. Optional Champion or Leadership Membership

Champion or Leadership membership option exists for those members who wish to provide additional membership support to Environment Funders Canada beyond their regular full membership fee. The Leadership level is $5,000 and the Champion level is $10,000,  although members may choose to provide any other amount..

C. Membership Application