Membership in Environment Funders Canada (EFC) is open to organizations and individuals that:
- Make grants of at least $20,000/ year to benefit the environment in Canada.
- Act primarily as grant-makers, not grant-seekers
Our membership is comprised of:
- Community Foundations
- Corporate Foundations
- Private Foundations
- Public Foundations
- Government Funding Programs
- Corporate Giving Programs
- Donor Advised Funds
- Individual Philanthropists
- Family Offices
- Public pension funds & other public institutions
The applicant must agree not to use the membership in Environment Funders Canada for the purposes of grant-seeking or promoting business products and/or services.
Environment Funders Canada membership fees are assessed annually based on the applicant’s total environmentally-related 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.
Any EFC member may apply to join EFC’s Board of Directors when positions become available, and applications will be considered via EFC’s formal Board recruitment process.
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.