By coming together as a group of funders, ECFG members strengthen their individual grantmaking, putting into practice what they require their partners to do: collaborate, coordinate and communicate effectively. Benefits for individual members include:
- Discounted registration for the annual general meeting
- Members-only in-person learning events, funders roundtable discussions, and meetings to strategize and align priorities
- Members-only virtual discussions via webinars, teleconferences and online communities of practice
- Digital networking and learning resources, including access to: ECFG monthly newsletter, members-only section of the ECFG website; and exclusive resources such as webinar recordings, funding analyses and white papers
- Login credentials to the member-only portal where you can connect to philanthropic peers and find potential funding collaborators via our internal funding mapping tool
- Opportunities to promote your events, job opportunities, and news via the ECFG website, online portal or newsletter
- Peer support, learning about content and strategy from other member’s work
- Participating and chairing members-only working groups
- Engaging in opportunities for co-funding, aligned funding, pooled funding and joint activities
- Attending, voting at and hosting the AGM
- Representing ECFG in coordination with the Secretariat, in public events or partnership initiatives
How Do I Join?
Membership in Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) is open to philanthropic foundations, private, public and operating, as well as donor advisors and donor advised funds who meet the following criteria:
- Must be committed to supporting children and youth affected by adversity, from birth to adolescence with a focus on children facing the threats of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect.
- Primary activity must be grantmaking in that greater than 50% of the annual budget is allocated to grantmaking activities.
- The majority of grant resources must come from non-governmental sources.