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 session is designed specifically for members of Community Foundations of Canada.
Shaady Salehi, Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
Rudi Wallace, Grants Manager, Victoria Foundation
Brittney Gaspari, Vice-President, Community Investment, Winston-Salem Community Foundation