Collective giving unites communities by pooling resources and creating lasting relationships toward social change. Collaborative funds are one such vehicle that is gaining momentum in the philanthropic sector. Research shows that these funds operate in very different ways than institutional philanthropy, specifically prioritizing equity and justice, funding systems level priorities, and having more diverse leadership.
Watch Rebecca Darwent’s thought provoking talk, which emphasizes the need to shift funding decisions to those with firsthand knowledge of the communities they serve. With inspiring examples and a call for change, we share a future where community-led collaborative funds bridge the gap between donors and on-the-ground experts, ushering in a new era of philanthropy rooted in interconnectedness and Ubuntu, the concept of humanity towards others.