It’s Time to Rebalance Power in Philanthropy
The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project reimagines traditional funder-grantee relationships. We work with foundations to create a philanthropic ecosystem that is trust-based. We build and curate the tools and resources to educate grantmakers about how to embody this approach, and why it matters. And we invite others to join us by connecting new and experienced practitioners to learn from each other and help grow their trust-based muscles.
Core to this work are six key principles that put trust-based values into action:
Give Multi-Year, Unrestricted Funding
Unrestricted funding over time is essential for creating healthy, adaptive, effective organizations.
Simplify & Streamline Paperwork
Nonprofit staff spend an inordinate amount of time on funder-imposed paperwork; they will be more effective if they are freed up to concentrate on mission.
“A deliberate, trust-based approach can liberate foundations from the structures that hold too many of us back.”
— Pia Infante, The Whitman Institute