Process, Power, and Pain: How Grantmaking Systems Build and Break Trust

Key Learnings and Reflections:

On what trust means to us at Kataly:
“Trust is earned — it’s not given, and it can’t be assumed. It’s something that’s maintained through our actions and how we consistently show up. Trust is determined by who our grantees know us to be through our actions, not through just our words and our pledges, but how we show up in community with them.” — Nwamaka Agbo

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