Recovery to Resilience: Funding Trust Through Philanthropy
This webinar is part of IPA's Recovery to Resilience series, which offers insights to help us lead and support Indiana's recovery, rebuilding, and resilience during COVID-19.
The third webinar in the Recovery to Resilience series will explore how funders can support and better fund trust-based principles through philanthropy, while paving a way forward in polarized communities and supporting greater social connection.
Molly Martin, Director of New America Indianapolis, will explore the topic of trust as a weapon, wedge, or whim.
Trust is a complex element of making social change—and funding those who do. At a national moment when trust in institutions is generally low and trust between communities is strained, join this conversation to learn how funders can think differently about how to extend social capital and financial capital to ensure that the work they support reflects the lived experience of their neighbors. You will learn ways to build trust from communities and how about tools that clearly signal to grantees and communities that those in power trust them.
Director, New America Indianapolis
Molly G. Martin is the director of New America Indianapolis where she works with local communities on issues of racial and economic equity. Prior to joining New America, Martin spent ten years at Lumina Foundation—the nation's largest private foundation focused exclusively on postsecondary education — and focused on organizational learning, effective philanthropic practice, internal communications, and low-cost, public solutions for returning adult students. Before joining the philanthropic sector, Martin was an award-winning freelance writer and reporter, worked in student and academic affairs at Butler University and Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, directed marketing for a healthcare start-up in her native West Virginia, and clerked at the WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board.
About This Series
Programs in this series are open to IPA members and their boards, as well as non-member funders, nonprofits, business leaders, and other community leaders. The Recovery to Resilience series is designed to help funders lead and support recovery, rebuilding, and resilience efforts during COVID-19. The series includes four webinars that explore how philanthropy can invest over the coming months and years. Programs cover how to build back organizations and communities better, funding trust through philanthropy, and self-leadership. This series will help funders think through various perspectives so they can find their niche in their community, from both a funding and leadership perspective.