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Member Contributions

EFN asks participating foundations, trusts and individuals to pay a contribution towards our running costs, with amounts suggested on a sliding scale related to total annual environmental grantmaking.

EFN is a lean operation, with just four FTE staff and the costs associated with EFN events and research. A core group of foundations provided the bulk of the income needed to sustain the network over its first 12 years; the membership contribution was introduced in 2015 in an effort to spread the costs of the network more evenly.

Membership contributions have to date covered about a third of our annual operating budget (though we are trying to increase this proportion!), so we continue to ask for and welcome grants that exceed these donations. Continued grant income will ensure that EFN can carry on our work supporting more effective environmental philanthropy and a more effective environment sector, and encouraging more funders and donors to support environmental work. Ultimately our work aims to ensure a healthy environment for everyone.

How to Pay

We ask for contributions annually via cheque or BACS transfer. Instructions for both can be found here.