Membership Guidelines

Membership in Environment Funders Canada (EFC) is open to organizations and individuals that:

  1. Make environmental grants in Canada.
  2. Act primarily as grant makers, not grant seekers.
  3. Grant at the level of $20,000 or more (in the case of individuals).
  4. Employ a formalized decision-making process with respect to grantmaking (in the case of organizations).

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

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

Environment Funders Canada 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 later in the year, the fees may be pro-rated.

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

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

all amounts in Canadian dollars

Membership Categories and Fee Scale

Sustaining Membership

EFC offers two levels of Sustaining Membership – Champion and Leadership – for those members who are able to support EFC beyond a General Membership. This category of membership provides vital unrestricted support to ensure EFC has additional capacity to sustain valued services and programs for our members.

  • Leadership
$5,000 - $9,999
  • Champion

General Membership

The fee scale for general membership is based on the annual total environmental grants made in Canada as indicated below.

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