Many foundations and philanthropists problem-solve from a distance. They fund without becoming embedded in the unique needs of the individuals and communities they support. Systemic imbalances of power and privilege between funders, grantees, and communities reinforce this rift. What influence does this dynamic have on grantmaking effectiveness? How can philanthropic organizations better understand these imbalances, recognize privilege and bias within the sector, and embrace the value of proximity—even from afar?