Trust-Based Philanthropy

What It Is and How It Guides Us

Trust-based philanthropy turns traditional philanthropy on its head, restoring balance to the relationship between funders and grantee partners through a commitment to trust-based values.

Clarity of values fosters our grantees' ability to make decisions in difficult times and provides the opportunity for meaningful relationships beyond the typical grantor/grantee model.

Lever Fund’s commitment to this model extends to our organization’s internal culture as well, ensuring cohesion and creativity among team members, advisors, and directors, and influencing the systems we put in place.