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Caitlan Cole 

Collaboration Coordinator, Trust Based Philanthropy Project

Caitlan Cole manages partnerships and programs at the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, a learning and advocacy initiative that seeks to address the inherent power imbalance between funders and communities. This work is rooted in the belief that philanthropy will be more successful, rewarding, and effective if funders commit to centering equity, building trust, and ceding power. Her previous role as a grant writer/manager at a PreK-12 public charter school in Atlanta catalyzed her interest in reimagining the field of philanthropy. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, she now lives in Redwood City, CA and her hobbies include birdwatching, reading romance novels, and eating as much cacio e pepe as possible.