PFC Grantmaking Roundtable

October 31 - November 1, 2016, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Join us for this unique networking opportunity! Are you interested in learning more about grantmaking? What you need to know to make an effective grant?

  • Share your grantmaking experiences with your peers from your region and across the country;
  • Get insights about the five stages in the grantmaking cycle;
  • Exchange ideas to collaborate


We are pleased to offer a special rate for participants of the PFC Conference.

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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.

Download the report


PFC Biennial Conference

Looking Outward: New Horizons for Canadian Philanthropy

Nov 1st-3rd, 2016 in Vancouver

Canadian philanthropy is lifting its sights, and looking outward. The 6th biennial PFC Conference in Vancouver is focusing on this theme of new horizons. Find out more.

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(Angela Johnston/CBC)

(Angela Johnston/CBC)

Syrian Refugees
and How Funders Can Help

In response to this humanitarian crisis and The Government of Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees (#WelcomeRefugees), you may be wondering...
what can my foundation do to help?

Find out More 

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.

September 27, 2016
An Agenda for Canadian Philanthropy

September 7, 2016
Reflections on “More Than Money” Grantmaking

July 7, 2016
Effective Conversations…Effective Philanthropy

Visit the Blog

Upcoming Events Calendar

October 13, 2016: 1 – 2:00 pm ET
PFC Webinar: Navigating Board Governance in Family Foundations 

October 19, 2016: 1 – 2:00 pm ET
PFC Webinar: Opening Data for the Greater Good

Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2016
PFC 2016 Grantmaking Roundtable

More Events



What’s Happening in Philanthropy


Tool: SDG Indicator Wizard

This Indicator Wizard launched by SDG Funders will assist you to translate your strategic priorities into an SDG-compatible framework.

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Report: Benchmarking Evaluation Practice (CEP)

A new report help foundations answer questions about which evaluation practices best align with their strategy, culture, and mission.

Interesting Reading

The Foundation of the Future

The Grants Managers Network has described five characteristics of successful grantmaking structures in foundations, which together will drive the effective foundation of the future, in their view.

Interesting Reading

Funders & Power: Principles for Honorable Conduct in Philanthropy

A new guide, developed by the Jewish Funders Network, provides broad standards of conduct, not only for Jewish funders but applicable to all philanthropic funders.

Interesting Reading

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