Funder affinity groups Together you can collaborate, mentor, and share knowledge on specific topics or issues. Funder affinity groups are formal or informal collaborations of grantmakers with a shared interest to provide opportunities to meet each other, share knowledge and information and encourage collaboration. Programs & Initiatives Funder affinity groups PFC offers the following support and services for existing or emerging affinity groups Research to help you identify other funders interested in your field of interest (providing contact names and addresses to get your network started). Maintenance of a protected web space on the PFC site for each affinity group to post and share materials, announce and organize events or initiate a discussion within the group. Helping with convening of groups with logistical and other support as needed. Assistance can be tailored to individual network needs. Publicizing of group mission and events using PFC communications vehicles such as web site and newsletter, as decided by each group. Explore Affinity Groups Program and Grantmaking Staff Affinity Group (PGSAG) PGSAG is a program staff-led monthly group get-together where participants learn about and discuss different topics relevant to their work as program and grantmaking staff. Mental Health and Wellness Affinity Group The Mental Health and Wellness Affinity Group seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources to strengthen the Mental Health and Wellness sector. Youth Allyship Affinity Group The Youth Allyship Affinity Group, partnered with Ashoka, is a peer-driven group of foundations who are interested in supporting youths across Canada through their granting and other work as sector leaders. Early Childhood Affinity Group The Early Childhood Affinity Group is a peer-driven group of foundations who are interested in supporting children early childhood across Canada through their granting and other work as sector leaders. Join or start an affinity group Interested in a particular funding area? If you are a funder with a keen interest in a particular funding area, contact us!