Membership Guidelines

Membership in the BC Water Funders Collaborative is open to all grant-making organizations that:

  • are involved in funding freshwater-related activities in British Columbia;

  • are primarily a grant-maker or have a dedicated grant making stream for freshwater protection initiatives; and

  • are approved by the Collaborative Steering Committee based on the goals of the Collaborative and any perceived conflict of interest.

Members include:

BC Freshwater Legacy Initiative

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Coast Funds

Columbia Basin Trust

de Gaspé Beaubien

Environment & Climate Change Canada

Environment Funders Canada

Glasswaters Foundation

Habitat Conservation Trust Fund

MakeWay

Moore Foundation

Okanagan Basin Water Board

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Royal Bank of Canada

Sitka Foundation

Vancouver Foundation

Victoria Foundation

West Vancouver Community Foundation

Wilburforce

Membership Policy

Core staff, administrative capacity, and all other costs associated with Collaborative activities are funded by member organizations. There are two ways to financially support the Collaborative:


1. Membership Fees: Members can support the work of the Collaborative through an annual
membership fee of $2500 (Stream Member), $5000 (River Member) or $7500 (Watershed Member).

2. Sustaining Member Grants: Member organizations can provide grants to the Collaborative ($10,000 +) to support the delivery of the Annual Plan or to sponsor specific Collaborative activities, projects or events.

*Upon request, first-year member fees may be waived so new members can experience the value of the Collaborative to their organization before paying fees*