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Philanthropy in our region and around the country is mobilizing to address the COVID-19 crisis. Many funders are responding by getting dollars to nonprofits on the ground more quickly. Some are converting project grants to general support, reducing or eliminating application and reporting processes, and adopting other practices that reflect the belief that nonprofits know best how to meet the needs of their communities during emergencies. Many funders are recognizing how the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates existing inequities in our society, and are centering racial and economic equity in how they respond.
As funders rise to this challenging moment, how can we build momentum to sustain these shifts in philanthropic practice over the long-term?
The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is a five-year, peer-to-peer funder initiative to rebalance power between foundations and nonprofits. Join us for this virtual conversation to learn about the principles of trust-based philanthropy, hear from leaders working to implement these practices in their own institutions, and engage in dialogue about what it would take to make trust-based practices rooted in equity and transparency the norm in philanthropy beyond our current moment.
Hanh Le, Executive Director, Weissberg Foundation
Philip Li, President & CEO, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Heather Peeler, President & CEO, ACT for Alexandria
Shaady Salehi, Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project