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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 3.5 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.

The scale is designed to bring in contributions that will cover around a third of EFN’s annual operating budget, so we will 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.