Who is Funders in the West?

Funders in the West connects the philanthropic sector with academic researchers in four Western provinces: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

 Funders in the West is the Western Hub of the Canadian Philanthropy Partnership Research Network (Philab), which is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canadian (SSHRC) Partnership Grant (2018-2024) .


Our Objectives

  • To serve as a knowledge exchange platform where research findings are shared with grantmakers and the philanthropic sector at large.
  • To create research that is responsive to the needs of the philanthropic sector in Western Canada by mobilizing expertise and resources
  • To support dissemination of research related to charitable giving and funding models, collective impact and grassroots philanthropy.

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