Thank you so much for your engagement and amazing energy at CFSA’s recent event, Trust-Based Philanthropy: Strategies To Increase Impact In Your Giving.

We are extremely grateful to our nonprofit panelists – Emma Torres from Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Ed Sakwa from Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, and Michael Martinez from Live Theatre Workshop – for their thoughtful responses and insights into the benefits of trust-based philanthropy for nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.

Please click here to view the presentation slides from the Trust-Based Philanthropy event  The event program is also available to view.

We also invite you to learn more about our CORE Donor Collaborator Program. Applications for CORE Grants 2023 will open on November 7, 2022.

As part of our learning journey, CFSA has been reading research and resources related to trust-based philanthropy and grantmaking. We have collected several of those resources below for your convenience.

If you know of any additional research, guides, or presentations related to trust-based philanthropy that we should consider adding to this page, please email Tamara McKinney.

Thank you again for joining us on this journey.

Trust-Based Philanthropy Project

The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is a five-year, peer-to-peer funder initiative to address the inherent power imbalances between foundations and nonprofits. The project’s website contains articles, research, and resources about trust-based philanthropy.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities.

Open Road Alliance

Established in 2012, Open Road Alliance is a philanthropic initiative that serves the social sector by Keeping Impact on Track in an unpredictable world. Open Road provides short-term solutions by disbursing fast grants and loans to nonprofits and social enterprises facing discrete, unexpected roadblocks during project implementation. It also conducts research and advocates for the adoption of long-term, system-wide risk management practices across the social sector.

Additional Resources & Related Research