Our collective strength in numbers

As of March 2021, PFC and it’s members have contributed to the philanthropic sector in the following ways:

Represents 50%

Of all assets of public and private foundations in Canada

Over $50 Billion

Assets collectively managed by our members

$1M - $1B+

Asset sizes range from less than $1 Million to well over $1 Billion

Why Join?

Join our network of Canadian grantmakers

Find purpose in your passion and expertise in philanthropy by engaging with and contributing to your community.

Use your sector leadership for the common good through idea exchange, networking, advocacy and research.


Support the advancement of Canadian philanthropy as an integral part of Canada’s charitable sector and broader civil society.

Policy & Advocacy

Contribute your insights and be kept up to date on policy developments as we work to enhance the regulatory frameworks that govern the sector.


Connect with your peers, exchange ideas, and increase your knowledge and impact.

Learning Opportunities

Stay up to date with information and strategies on philanthropic best practices.

Professional Growth

Connect with resources, programs, affinity groups, thought leaders and networks that will support you achieve your mission to make a difference.

Advice & Guidance

Learn about best practices and access advice from our highly experienced staff on topics such as grantmaking practice, governance and policy.
  • Through our PFC membership I have met other like-minded Foundations and together we have agreed to fund causes that each of us could not afford to do separately. 1+1 = 3

  • PFC helps foundations understand and unleash the power of (all forms of) their capital, to further their mission, vision, and values. I am excited, grateful, and humbled to be involved with PFC as a member of the board, helping to assist the PFC and its members in this work.

  • As philanthropy has become more professionalized, the field has become both more diverse and more complex. PFC’s thought leadership, range of supports for both new and experienced funders, and expert government relations enable its members to be more effective. If we didn’t have PFC, we’d have to invent it.

  • PFC has been an indispensable ‘go to’ resource to help me learn more about the philanthropic sector. PFC provides me with current information, tools, advice and resources which are extremely relevant to our foundation.

  • Our practice of philanthropy has been greatly influenced by the access to other foundations via membership in PFC and our participation in various worthwhile events. As a new foundation, PFC was very supportive during the start-up phase and provided us with extremely helpful information and advice.

    Kathleen LeGrow
    President - Jimmy Pratt Foundation, St. John’s

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