UWNCNM Grant Cycle Trust-Based Philanthropy

Move Towards Trust-Based Philanthropy

UWNCNM partners with community agencies to address systemic inequities.  Trust-based philanthropy is a tangible way to begin putting this intention into action.  UWNCNM is excited to make changes to our grant-making process as we learn and move towards this new approach.  Changes this year include:

  • Offering General Operating Dollar awards for Impact and Basic Needs grants to fund overall agency outcomes
  • Simplifying our grant application
  • Requiring Financial Standards Review (FSR) only for agencies selected for award
  • Grant review panels that include both staff and individuals with direct and lived experience, as well as community members

As we continue to grow in our trust-based philanthropy practices, we appreciate patience as we evolve and value the feedback of our partner agencies.  For more information about trust-based philanthropy, please visit trustbasedphilanthropy.org.


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