NCFP’s Content Partner, the Trust-based Philanthropy Project, builds and curates tools and resources to engage grantmakers around ways to embody a trust-based approach, and why it matters. Below you’ll find a selection of their specialized how-to guides and templates to use and adapt. For additional guides and resources, including recordings from past presentations, sample policies, and resources from partners in the field, please visit their resource page.
Please also see the NCFP Content Collection on Power Dynamics in Family Philanthropy for additional information and resources.
Interested in learning more about this topic alongside your peers? Consider signing up for a current or future cohort of NCFP’s Trust-Based Philanthropy Learning & Action Lab.
NCFP Webinars and Community Perspectives
Embracing a More Holistic Approach for Greater ImpactBlog Post
Trust-Based Philanthropy: Shifting Power to CommunitiesBlog Post
Showing Up and Sharing Power: How One Foundation Board Deepened Relationships with its Nonprofit Partners Through Trust-Based ConversationsBlog Post
Guides and How-tos
Trust-Based Philanthropy At-A-GlanceTool
Legal Considerations of Trust-Based PhilanthropyTool
7 Responsibilities of A Trust-Based BoardTool
Trust-Based Philanthropy Self-Reflection ToolTool
5 Myths of Traditional Philanthropy: A Response to Common Misperceptions About Trust-Based PrinciplesTool
How to Do A Trust-Based Grantee MeetingTool
Examples of Trust-Based Philanthropy in Action
Three Ways to Operationalize Trust-Based Philanthropy Practices
The Compton Foundation’s Trust-Based Approach to Spending Out
How Hill-Snowdon Became More Creative, Responsive, and Trust-based
For Weissberg Foundation, Trust-Based Philanthropy Starts With Internal Culture-Building
Invitation Only: Closing the Door to Equity? Perspectives from the Durfee Foundation
How Claneil Foundation Puts Relationships into Practice
What Satterberg is Learning After Shifting to Multi-Year Unrestricted Grants
How General Service Foundation’s Radical Shifts Are Sparking Greater Efficiency and Learning