Registration is Now Open!

Join us in Toronto on October 27 and 28 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel for the 2015 PFC Symposium.


Just released!
Emerging Data Practices for the Philanthropic Sector


The “brave new world” of digital data is about numbers, images, stories and content... anything that can be digitized and therefore shared, manipulated and used to create more knowledge and better practice. To help us understand the possibilities and the pitfalls of digital data for philanthropy, PFC and PoweredbyData have created a guide to introduce grantmakers to emerging data practices in the nonprofit sector.

Download the full guide in PDF format.

PFC is looking for a communications officer

If you are fully bilingual with superior writing and communications skills and interested in philanthropy or the nonprofit sector, please view the job description.

Read More ...

Good news for foundations in the 2015 federal budget

PFC welcomes the federal budget announcement by the Minister of Finance that charities will now be allowed to invest in limited partnerships. This change will enable foundations and other charities to diversify their portfolio risk and optimize their returns for the benefit of the community.

Read the Statement

PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations.


On June 1, PFC joined with the philanthropic community to make a Declaration of Action to the final session of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this Declaration several organizations and foundations have committed ourselves ‎to building better more positive relations with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples in the wake of the tragedy of the Indian residential schools. The Declaration is evergreen and open for further signatories. Please go to the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada to sign on.

Read the Declaration here | Read the media release here | Read the list of June 1st signatories here

President’s Blog

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

June 7, 2014
What Is Philanthropy For?

May 12, 2015
Impact Investing: Where’s the Accelerator?

Visit the Blog



What’s Happening in Philanthropy


About Funder Collaboration

GMNsight is a professional journal written for and by the members of Grants Managers Network. Issue 6 of their online journal is devoted to various examples and discussion of grantmaker collaboration.

Interesting Reading

Taking On Non-Grantmaking Roles

Some funders are interested in taking on bigger roles such as working to change policies and systems in order to change the status quo for their grantees.

Grantmakers Roundup

Strategic Philanthropy and Its Discontents

On March 6, 2015, approximately 40 people from Europe and the United States gathered at Stanford University to discuss why strategic philanthropy has not been more widely adopted in the United States and Europe.

Interesting Reading

Declaration of Action from the Philanthropic Community

On June 1, a group of umbrella organizations and individual funders presented a collective Declaration of Action to the closing session of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Ottawa.

Grantmakers Roundup

PFC on Twitter

Hilary Pearson @PhilanthropyCDA investing in LP can "unlock hundreds of millions of dollars for social finance investments in the community"ReplyRetweetFavorite
Federal budget 2015 announces foundations can invest in limited partnerships. A win win for foundations and community