Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort

Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort

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Event details

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021
10:00am to 3:30pm PST

About this event

After a successful inaugural program last year, Philanthropy Northwest is excited to partner with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project again to offer a virtual Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort. This program is a six-part curriculum designed for foundation leaders who are interested in bringing greater vulnerability and humility to their philanthropic practices to advance more equitable and transparent funder-grantee relationships. The curriculum will include:

  • An in-depth look at the six principles of trust-based philanthropy
  • Reflective practices on how to be a trust-based leader
  • How to build a trust-based organization 
  • Peer support with trust-based practitioners
  • Case studies from different foundations that have implemented trust-based practices 
  • A chance to identify and implement action steps to bring about practical, positive changes within your foundation based on the trust-based philanthropy framework


Interested individuals and organizations will need to fill out an application to be part of the cohort. Please click on the "Register Here" button or on this link to apply. Applications are due May 5, 2021.


The curriculum is broken out into six virtual sessions taking place on:

June 16 10 am - 3:30 pm PDT
July 15 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
August 12 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
September 8 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
October 14 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
November 17 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT


We have rates for both individuals and teams who would like to be part of the cohort. We encourage organizations to have two of their staff members participate in the cohort to help your organization fully implement trust-based philanthropy learnings into your work. We offer a discounted price for staff teams of two.

For individuals:

  • Philanthropy Northwest Members: $800 per person
  • Non-Members: $1200 per person

For staff teams of two:

  • Philanthropy Northwest Members: $1200
  • Non-Members: $1800

We also have a limited number of scholarships available. If you have questions about cost or scholarships please contact Mares Asfaha.

Trust-Based Philanthropy