On 23 and 24 March 2021 the Inaugural World Communities Forum was convened by SHOFCO where the Global Alliance for Communities was launched as a coalition of 160+ proximate leaders from around the world. Over 1500 people tuned in across the globe to conversations from community-based leaders focused on solutions and insights from their work on the front lines of inequality and social change. Themes explore the prioritization of women in community development, economic recovery from the grassroots up in the post COVID-19 era, grassroots community organizing and mobilizing, and envisioning a more equitable future with regards to race, health and wealth. TrustAfrica was honored to host a Collaborative Workshop on day 1 of the WCF exploring how Communities Are Organizing for Their Development. The output of the WCF will be passed to the Global Alliance for Communities, in which TrustAfrica is a founding member, hat will build on the conversations from the Forum by advancing high-level policy asks that shift funding and resources to the grassroots.