January 13, 2021


1:00 pm ET

 — 2:30 pm ET



Trust-based philanthropy is being embraced by a growing number of foundations as a way to alleviate power imbalances between funders and grantees while fostering more productive and informative relationships. Driven by the central philosophy that funders should approach grantee relationships as learning partnerships, a trust-based approach encourages multi-year unrestricted funding, streamlined reporting, and transparent and responsive communication. In this webinar, participants will understand the premise of trust-based philanthropy and hear from community foundations that are embracing trust-based approaches and how these practices align with the organization’s values.

Participants will learn about how foundations and grantees both benefit from a trust-based approach, and will have a chance to consider some practical next steps to build more productive and balanced funder-grantee relationships.

This webinar is co-presented by CFC and Philanthropic Foundations Canada.

This session will be provided in both English and French, simultaneously. Participants will be able to pose questions in the language they are most comfortable.


Shaady Salehi, Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
Rudi Wallace, Grants Manager, Victoria Foundation
Brittney Gaspari, Vice-President, Community Investment, Winston-Salem Community Foundation 
Corinne Korchinski-Fisher, Korchinski Family Foundation