Swift Foundation, which predominantly funds Indigenous-led social justice efforts, is on a journey to reverse the Western-centric paradigm of philanthropy. Through their trust-based approach, they prioritize relationships and listening with grantees. They are continuously evolving their process to better reflect their values of inclusion and justice. As part of our ongoing series on trust-based philanthropy, … Read more
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The Whitman Institute has been mildly obsessed with the concept of trust-based philanthropy for quite a while now. For us, this doesn’t just mean giving multi-year unrestricted grants (even though that’s an important part of it!). For over a decade, we’ve made a point to make sure trust is embodied in our overall practice. We’ve … Read more
Since his appointment as president a year and a half ago, Phil Li of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has taken dramatic steps toward embodying trust-based philanthropy, including getting rid of lengthy reporting requirements and shifting toward multi-year unrestricted support. … Read more
Today’s headlines continue to painfully reveal the twin legacies of racism and economic inequality in this country for a global audience, as innocent men, women, and children (black, latino, native, trans) lose their lives. Perhaps you, like me, are fiercely activated to expand and deepen both understanding and action. I ask myself every day: What am I doing … Read more
This is a repost of an article first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
By Jeri Eckhart-Queenan, Michael Etzel, & Sridhar Prasad Summer 2016
A new grantmaking approach is needed – one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services. The first step toward achieving that is … Read more