PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led national association of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. The people of PEAK Grantmaking come together to form a vibrant community of grantmaking practice that advances shared leadership and learning across the sector.
This is where Practice Meets Purpose. By cultivating resources, learning opportunities, and collaborations across the philanthropic spectrum, we support grantmaking practices designed to maximize mission-driven efficiency and effectiveness of funders of every size.
PEAK Grantmaking’s vision is of an equitable world, in which people have the resources and opportunities to thrive.
Our mission is to advance grantmaking so that grantmakers and grantseekers can best achieve their missions.
Thus, PEAK Grantmaking connects, convenes, and trains grantmakers to create momentum for change, making best practices standard practices, improving the ways grantmakers deliver resources directly to mission-driven activities, leading to better outcomes for grantmakers and grantseekers alike.
PEAK Grantmaking is truly a member-led organization that began with two grants managers in New York City meeting informally to discuss shared experiences at their respective foundations. Soon, they engaged other grants managers and, as membership grew, an open and sharing network developed.
Under the name Grants Managers Network (GMN), the organization expanded nationally in 1996 as a project of the Rockefeller Family Fund.
In 2006, GMN became a §501(c)(3) public charity.
Grants Managers Network became PEAK Grantmaking in 2017 as part of a new strategic plan to leverage the network’s voice to create substantial field-wide change.