Demystifying TBP Session #6: What Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Have to Do With Racial Equity?
This is the sixth session of a 6-part webinar series on Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy. For more information about this series, click here.
There are various misunderstandings when it comes to trust-based philanthropy’s interconnection with racial equity. Some critics claim that trust-based philanthropy perpetuates bias because it favors those who already have an “in” with funders. Other interpretations swing in the opposite direction, assuming that embracing trust-based practices is sufficient for advancing racial equity.
At its core, trust-based philanthropy begins with understanding power — and acknowledging how race and ethnicity shape our lived experiences and our relationship to power, and therefore perceptions of who is deemed trustworthy and who is not. Therefore, trust-based philanthropy requires a racial equity lens — and can be an effective way to advance racial equity goals — but it is not necessarily a means to advancing racial equity in and of itself. This session will explore the connection and distinction between the two, and why both should be prioritized for trust-based funders. Participants will gain a deeper knowledge on why and how to explicitly prioritize racial equity in your trust-based practices and values.
Each session requires a separate registration. At registration, please designate SoCal Grantmakers as your affiliated Philanthropy Serving Organization as it will make it easier for the event organizer to sort participants into breakouts. Please also feel free to review the recommended pre-readings for the series: TBP in 4-D, the Six Practices Guide, and Skeptic's Corner FAQs.
Session #1: Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Mean Unconditional Trust? April 19, 2023
Session #2: Does Unrestricted Funding Automatically Make a Funder Trust-Based? May 11, 2023
Session #3: How Do We Approach Risk and Due Diligence in Trust-Based Philanthropy? May 31, 2023
Session #4: What Does Grantee Accountability Look Like in Trust-Based Philanthropy? June 14th, 2023
Session #5: What Does Evaluation Look Like in a Trust-Based Context? July 12th, 2023
Session #6: What Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Have to Do With Racial Equity? August 2, 2023