Learn how to adapt your giving strategy

Peer Learning

Canadian philanthropy is building COVID-19 resources that paint up-to-date portraits of our sector’s landscape - why not learn from each other? With this in mind, Philanthropy Responds is your peer learning hub. Find innovative and inspirational stories, resources, and lessons learned.

What We've Learned

Five Guiding Principles

Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Environment Funders Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada highlights four guiding principles to assist foundations in supporting their grantees.

1. Be flexible, pragmatic, and proactive in grant-making

2. Collaborate on or contribute to emergency funds at the community and national levels as they emerge.

3. Stretch and deploy expertise and funds to protect the capacity and resilience of nonprofit and charitable organizations.

4. Support advocacy.

5. Take the long view and stay engaged.

More COVID-19 Response Resources

Find robust response resources from the partners behind the Philanthropy Responds Initiative:

Philanthropic Foundations of Canada Logo

Read the latest COVID-19 developments affecting PFC’s philanthropic community.

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Community Foundations of Canada Logo

It is a difficult moment for communities in Canada and around the world. With the declaration of a COVID-19 pandemic, we want to share information about the steps we are taking to support community foundations as well as updates about our operations during the crisis.

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Environment Funders of Canada Logo

View news and resources from the Environment Funders Canada to help navigate this crisis.

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The Circle Logo

In response to the global pandemic, The Circle has been working alongside our partners in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors to develop guiding principles to assist foundations in supporting grantees carry on their important work in communities throughout and after the crisis.

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