Membership in the Environment Funders Canada is open to organizations and individuals that:
- Make grants in support of the Canadian environment.
- Act primarily as grantmakers, not grantseekers.
- In the case of an individual, provide a total of $20,000 or more in grants per annum.
- 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.