Environment Funders is focused on providing our members with fresh research on important funding issues and on creating opportunities for our members to learn from each other.

Reports and Briefs

Over the past few years, EFC (formerly CEGN) has commissioned a number of pieces of original research on everything from the green economy to Sustainable Cities.


These are a great way for our members to follow up with deeper questions about our research or to delve into issues such as allowed charitable activities.

Funder Groups

These groups are an evolving focus for EFC and a way for members interested in specific issues to share information and discuss strategies. Our Water Funders’ group has been the most active to date, but we are looking to establish groups around energy, environmental education and urban sustainability.

Recent Report

The State of Responsible Investing at Canadian Foundations: Opportunities Abound

The objective of this report is to illustrate how philanthropic funders are currently using their endowments to support a sustainable future for Canada, what they see as challenges and opportunities going forward, and how EFC can support them.

Read the full report (PDF)

Read the Executive Summary (PDF)