PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations.
What’s Happening at PFC
2014 Foundation Salary & Benefits Report
This 108-page report (in collaboration with CFC) is available exclusively to PFC members in the member area of the website only and will be useful as a good governance and human resources tool.
Profiles in Philanthropy
Profiles in Philanthropy is a new series of stories about the work of organized philanthropy in Canada. These profiles of six foundations in the PFC membership give you a snapshot of the impact that foundations have across many different sectors of Canadian community.
New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities
The first-ever report by PFC and Imagine Canada about the assets and giving trends of Canada’s largest grantmaking foundations. This report demonstrates the growing contribution made by grantmaking foundations across the country.
Hilary Pearson, President of PFC, writes periodically about what’s happening in Canadian philanthropy. Visit the blog and get caught up.
February 16, 2014
Thoughts on A Sector in the Fog
January 8, 2015
Looking Back, Looking Forward in 2015
December 7, 2014
What Does it Take for a Community To Be Strong?
January 27, 12:00 – 1:30pm ET
PFC Member Lunch, Toronto
February 17, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Webinar: Charitable Foundation Governance: Red Flags and Green Lights
February 19, 12:00 – 1:30pm ET
PFC Member Lunch, Montreal
March 11, 12:00 – 1:30pm MT
PFC Member Lunch, Calgary
March 25, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Webinar: Planning for Impact and Strategic Clarity
PFC 2015 Symposium, Oct 27-28, Toronto
A Guide for Directors of Canadian Foundations
This 2014 revised version of the popular PFC governance guide has been redesigned as a user-friendly workbook for current and new directors of Canadian charitable foundations. The updated version features checklists and a new Resource Map to help you find the resources that are most useful to your needs.
Find session resources, presentation slides, select video clips and conference report on our conference website.
What’s Happening in Philanthropy
New Profit Capital (NPC) in the United Kingdom has come out with a new paper Growing Pains: Getting Past the Complexities of Scaling Social Impact NPC notes that even with the collective response of government, voluntary organisations and local communities, civil society hasn’t kept pace with social problems facing the UK.
At the end of January, Statistics Canada released new data from 2013 providing updated information on rates of giving and volunteering by Canadians. In 2013, 44% of Canadians volunteered their time and almost twice as many (82%) gave money to a charitable or non-profit organization.
Profiles in Philanthropy
The Lupina Foundation
A Small Foundation with a Big Idea
Peter Warrian and his wife Margret Hovanec established the Lupina Foundation of Toronto in 2000, in part, to address this “creativity gap” in social science research funding.
More Profiles in Philanthropy
Imagining What’s Possible in Rijeka, Croatia
Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation
Philanthropy for Sustainable Change