In a highly-interactive session (naturally, for the topic of participatory grantmaking!) we will explore the pathway to a participatory process that enhances equitable practices in grantmaking. Examining the experience of the Fund to Build Grassroots Power (est. 2019), session participants will take a journey from the idea of equity to the impact achieved by incorporating participation into the grantmaking process. Participatory novices and experts alike will learn to contribute to a greater collective understanding among funders and grantees of ways to narrow gaps in power and become more effective in addressing the true needs of communities.