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PEAK Grantmaking


This is what PEAK stands for.
Our community of 6,000 grants professionals leads the way in advancing equitable, effective grantmaking practices. Together, we are transforming philanthropy.
Arlene Wilson-Grant

PEAK has done an amazing job of elevating the roles of grants management professionals as changemakers. I love being involved with, contributing to, and learning from this fantastic community of doers, learners, and leaders.

Arlene Wilson-Grant, Director of Grants Management
Disability Rights Fund
Jim Gallagher

Our Organization Membership in PEAK is more important than ever in a volatile world that demands we work together to advance more purpose-driven and equitable funding practices in support of our partners in the field.

Jim Gallagher, Director, Grants Management
Ford Foundation
Suki O'Kane

2020 was a challenge for all of us, and I don’t think I would have met mine as well without the PEAK community. From the community conversations and communities of practice, to our new Journal and so much more, the people of PEAK held authentic space for us. They saw us. They encouraged us. They showed us how we were changing the world.

Suki O’Kane, Director of Administration
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Dan Gaff

I see PEAK, among the major philanthropic affinity groups, as the primary driver of values-based grantmaking, particularly with the five Principles for Peak Grantmaking.

Dan Gaff, Director of Grants Management
May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Patrick Taylor

PEAK Grantmaking has always been at the forefront of aligning values with practice, helping foundations to operationalize their ideals.

Patrick Taylor, Grants Manager
Zellerbach Family Foundation

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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