About the Funder Affinity Groups

Funder affinity groups provide an opportunity for funders with common interests to meet each other, share knowledge and encourage collaborative funding. Some affinity groups are formed around a specific target population (e.g. Aboriginal people) and some are formed around a particular field of interest or issue (e.g. early childhood development, mental health). These networks provide rich resources for partnership, collaboration and expertise.

Typically, a funder affinity group is self-directed. Each affinity group supported by PFC is led by a self-chosen convener. Topics for meetings are suggested by the conveners and/or members of each affinity group. Affinity group meetings are open to all members of PFC as well as other funders. The terms and conditions of membership in each affinity group are determined by the affinity group.

Why Join a Funder Affinity Group?

Connecting & Collaborating

  • Belong to a network of funders, exploring and sharing ideas, strategies and expertise
  • Find opportunities for collaboration by participating in affinity group led regional or national activities and gatherings
  • Stay connected to your peers through a virtual platform

Education & Learning

  • Facilitate learning and peer exchange through the sharing of knowledge, tools and expertise
  • Stay informed about important issues in your area of interest
  • Access reports and information on trends and practices in your area of interest

Research & Knowledge

  • Share data, reports, information and resources specifically related to your area of interest
  • Collaborate with colleagues to produce research