Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy Session #2: Does Unrestricted Funding Automatically Make a Funder Trust-Based?
This is the second session of a 6-part webinar series on Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy. For more information about this series, click here.
There is a misperception that giving unrestricted funding is an automatic qualifier to being a trust-based funder. There is a distinction between the two, and it is possible to give unrestricted funding in a way that is inconsistent with trust-based values. Likewise, it is inaccurate to reduce trust-based philanthropy to unrestricted funding alone. A truly trust-based approach to grantmaking is about being mindful and responsive to grantee needs, and deploying resources in a way that supports their long-term health and success.
In this session, we’ll unpack the difference between unrestricted funding that is deployed in a trust-based way, and what it looks like when it’s not. We’ll also share case studies from funders who have shifted from project-specific to majority unrestricted funding, as well as those who have embedded trust-based values within semi-restricted grants. Participants can expect to gain greater clarity on the philosophy behind unrestricted funding in a trust-based context, and strategies for aligning trust-based values with the way grants are structured and deployed.
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