Previous years’ 11 Trends in Philanthropy reports have examined the question “What is the role of philanthropy in a democracy?”. This year’s trends reflect the sector’s grappling with a similarly profound question: “What role does philanthropy play in the U.S. national project – that of E Pluribus Unum?” Philanthropy is defined and redefined by the choices that are made every day, not only by professionals in the field but by countless neighbors and local leaders. People go into the work of philanthropy in order to build the communities they want to live in. In 2022 and beyond, the communities may continue to look different, but they remain grounded in the ideas of belonging and reciprocity. Each individual, and every choice they make about how to show up in their communities, matters.