The list below shows some of the trusts and foundations that have been involved in EFN since it was launched. These funders have diverse interests, from the protection of particular species and habitats to work on systemic issues like climate change. For many of the funders listed, environmental issues are not their sole or only priority.
Currently less than 4 per cent of grants made by charitable trusts in the UK are directed towards environmental and conservation work — an alarmingly low figure given the impact of environmental problems on health, well-being, economic prosperity and vulnerable groups. If you represent a funding organisation and are interested in finding out more about strategic opportunities to make environmental grants, please contact EFN using the form on the Contact page of this website. We can connect you with established environmental funders and invite you to EFN’s funder-only events to learn more about key issues.
EFN asks participating foundations, trusts and individuals to pay a voluntary membership fee, with fees suggested on a sliding scale related to total annual environmental grantmaking.