Philanthropies came into being to launder a plutocrat’s reputation. It’s become an industry today whose goal is preserving great wealth and maintaining dominance and control. According to our guest Edgar Villanueva, philanthropy has to be more than a wealth building opportunity, it needs to transform into medicine that actually heals. His new book is the second edition of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Instead of hoarding power and wealth, foundations should reflect on and address the source of the money. And boards of foundations need to reflect the communities they serve. And it works; there is evidence of positive change. Give a listen.

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