PFC Biennial Conference

Looking Outward: New Horizons for Canadian Philanthropy

Videos and slides of the plenaries and various sessions are now available.

Thank you to all the participants for making our conference a success! Visit the site for reading materials.

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Snapshot of Foundation Giving in 2014

Publication date: October 2016

PFC's annual snapshot of Canadian Grantmaking Foundations is now available. This snapshot provides a data portrait of Canada's grantmaking foundations, which gave collectively close to $6 billion to Canadian charities in 2014.

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Small Foundations, Outsized Impact

Commissioned by Burns Memorial Fund, Mindset Social Innovation Foundation and Philanthropic Foundations Canada in September 2016, the report is intended to draw out consistencies in the practices and philosophies of high impact but small scale foundations.

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What’s New?

President’s Blog

Hilary Pearson, President of PFC, writes periodically about what’s happening in Canadian philanthropy. Visit the blog and get caught up.

January 10, 2017
What’s Trending in Canadian Philanthropy?

December 7 , 2016
Looking Back, Looking Forward

November 9 , 2016
The Room Where It Happened: Lessons from Vancouver

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Check back in 2017! Details to come!

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What’s Happening in Philanthropy

GEO REPORT: Shaping Culture Through Key Moments

An exploration of organizational culture, how it influences grantmaker practice and how it can aid or impede results and the specific times in the life of an organization when grantmakers can shape or express their organizational culture.

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REPORT: Valuing Data: How to use it in your grantmaking

How can grantmakers use the enormous amount of data they produce, both at an individual and a collective level, to improve their funding practice.

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WORKING PAPER: The Landscape of Foundations Collaborating in Canada

This study describes the landscape of collaboration between grantmaking foundations in Canada: how and why they are working together towards shared goals.

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PUBLICATION: How Do You Measure Up? Finding Fit Between Foundations and Their Evaluation Functions

Questions foundations can ask to assess what they need from an evaluator, and common areas of misalignment between foundation needs and their approaches.

Interesting Reading

Clean Growth Century Initiative Launches Call to Action for Canada

This campaign is a call to action for all levels of government, as well as citizens from coast-to-coast-to-coast to put Canada on a path towards a Clean Growth Century.

Interesting Reading

How Funders Can Support Grantee Storytelling about Impact

Practical advice, tools and resources such as a toolkit to guide funders in supporting their grantees with their communications efforts to increase awareness of their work and inspire action.

Interesting Reading