Intro to granting who, what, when & why

Environmental Grantmaking in Canada

The environmental grants database, compiled and analysed by researchers at the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, documents how grant dollars in 2001, 2002, and 2007 were allocated by environmental issue, activity, location, and recipient type.

The grantmakers included in this database include major corporate foundations, private family foundations, government funds, and community foundations. The study targeted data from grantmakers that are known contributors to environmental initiatives in Canada, particularly members of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network.

The publically searchable database can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Data from the database was also analysed by sector and by region. These reports help to identify sector-level needs and gaps, and provide individual grantmakers with a context for their activities.

Database reports can be accessed by clicking on the following link: