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PEAK Grantmaking


This is what PEAK stands for.
Our community of 6,500 grants professionals leads the way in advancing equitable, effective grantmaking practices. Together, we are transforming philanthropy.
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When I think about ‘why PEAK?’ and ‘why this community,’ it’s because I appreciate the impact we make with courageous ideas and courageous voices in expressing them. If we see something that needs to be changed, we do something about it.

Ursula Stewart, Grantmaking Industry Advisor
PEAK Cofounder

I can’t say how much I appreciate the community-building undertaken by PEAK by developing spaces like the Latinx Caucus, where fellow grantmakers can form support networks. Efforts like this play a critical role in building and maintaining a more diverse philanthropic sector.

Eusebio Díaz
PEAK Board member
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I am so proud to be a part of this community that’s working to make a more equitable and just philanthropy.

Dr. Carmen Rojas, President and CEO
Marguerite Casey Foundation

I count my PEAK colleagues as the peers, mentors, and friends who have helped me build a career in grants management. With its new strategy, PEAK will be instrumental in empowering both seasoned and emerging leaders as they seek to transform the sector.

Allison Gister, Director, Grants & Knowledge Management
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
PEAK Board Member

Reading in PEAK’s Journal about the experiences of practitioners that speak specifically to my own challenges and aspirations contributed to my sense of belonging in a sector that struggles with diversity.

TeQuion Brookins, Consultant
Guest Editor, PEAK Grantmaking Journal

PEAK has always been a leading voice in guiding grantmaking professionals to engage in and advocate for best practices in the field. I am so excited to see how our community will continue to transform the philanthropic sector through centering equity in practice and witnessing what we can achieve together as our community continues to grow in both size and impact!

Adriana Jiménez, Associate Director of International Operations
American Jewish World Service
PEAK Board Chair Emeritus

The context in which the sector operates is getting increasingly complex, and engaging with these complexities is not optional. PEAK’s cutting edge Principles work is helping the field build the competencies to operate, be relevant, and be effective in our evolving philanthropy ecosystem.

Kelly Brown, Founder and Principal Consultant
Viewpoint Consulting

We Learn, Share, and Evolve Together

Opportunities abound for PEAK members—from our CONNECT online forum to community conversations, chapter meetings, peer groups, learning cohorts, and annual conference. Our growing resource collection provides in-depth practical tools to support practice change. Weekly insights delve into a range of core grantmaking topics. And our biannual Journal takes a deep dive into the critical issues facing philanthropy—challenging us all to rethink norms and transform practices.
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