Trust-based philanthropy is being embraced by a growing number of family 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 session, participants will hear from leaders of family foundations that have embraced trust-based approaches, how these practices align with each family’s legacy and values, and what it looks like when foundation CEOs and family trustees collaborate to build a culture of trust. 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.
Ellen Friedman- Executive Director, Compton Foundation
Hanh Le- Executive Director, Weissberg Foundation
Shaady Salehi- Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
Sarah Walczyk- Executive Director, Satterberg Foundation
Note: National Center for Family Philanthropy Webinars are a resource for GWP members who work with a Family Foundation only. Not sure if you're eligible to attend? Ask Jenny.
We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.