Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort
Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Trust-Based Philanthropy Virtual Cohort, a collaboration between Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, advised by CHANGE Philanthropy.
 
**The deadline for submission is Friday, February 4th by 5pm**

This three-month learning cohort at the intersection of racial equity and trust-based philanthropy is designed for leaders of grantmaking organizations that are ready to embrace and/or deepen their commitment to trust-based philanthropy with a particular focus on advancing racial equity. Participants will walk away with peer connections, tools, and clear action steps that they can implement as they forge ahead in leading organizational change toward trust-based, racial-equity focused philanthropy.

The goal of this application process is to identify a cohort of participants whose organizations have a commitment or have intentions to commit to policies or practices that build racial equity in their grantmaking while institutionalizing trust-based culture and practices. We are building a cohort that is racially diverse and committed to creating a community that enhances and supports each other and the greater goal of equity in the sector. We will build the cohort with intention around collective knowledge capacity to advance racial equity work both internally and externally.

If you are applying, please mark the following dates on your calendar (Thursdays, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, ET):

□ April 7 and 28
□ May 12 and 26
□ June 16 and 30

Who Should Apply?
The Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort is open to Philanthropy New York and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia members, any size (assets/staff). Members in both operational and grantmaking roles within their organization may apply for this program, as long as they fit the following core eligibility criteria. Participants should:

- Hold an organizational position with a significant influence on organizational outcomes. This can mean an executive, senior leadership role, or another role in which you have decision-making power on grantmaking practices and organizational outcomes

- Represent an organization that is actively working on prioritizing racial equity and actively working on adopting and/or deepening trust-based philanthropy practices

Commit to attending all 6 sessions, as well as complete assignments given in between sessions

- Have a willingness and commitment to examining and working toward racial justice in grantmaking and in organizational culture, including a commitment to adopting a systems framework, and with explicit goal of alleviating power imbalances

- Be open to learning and operationalizing new principles, equity approaches and tools, and to share successes and challenges with their peers in order to be part of advancing racial equity and trust-based practices

- Be willing to work collaboratively in an open, honest peer exchange with vulnerability, humility, and honesty

Priority consideration will be given to pairs. Applicants applying as a pair should submit one joint application. If you are the only individual applying from your foundation, please fill out the individual application. Review the full application before you get started. 
 
Costs:
$800 per individual
$1200 per organization
 
**The deadline for submission is Friday, February 4th.**

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