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PEAK Southeast Summit

Meet us in the Lowcountry for two days of “peak” learning, networking and sharing to advance your professional development and your foundation! The PEAK Southeast chapter’s two-day summit in Charleston, SC includes site visits across a range of funding interests, an expert-led workshop on equitable grantmaking practices, and plenty of opportunities to connect with peers across the region.


Thursday, October 3
1:30 pm     Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm     Presentation for Lowcountry Local First
3:00 pm     Site Visit to Metanoia/Old Chicora 
4:00 pm     Site Visit to Fresh Future Farms
6:30 pm     Happy Hour & Dinner

Friday, October 4
8:30 am     Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 am     Implementing Equitable Grantmaking Practices* Workshop
12:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm     Adjourn

*Workshop Details: 
Forget best practices. Well, at least set them aside for now. We suspect many of those practices support the status quo. If we were to design the grantmaking process to contribute to a more just and equitable world, what would that look like? Join us in this session as we get specific about the types of grantmaking practices that support – or hinder – equity. We’ll work through a design-thinking exercise to help us lead change inside our own organizations.

Participants will learn about:

  • Practices that support more equitable grantmaking
  • Overcoming organizational barriers to change
  • Possible next steps for working toward greater alignment between grantmaking practices and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion

This workshop will help our members build their competencies in:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Process and Change Management

Special thanks to Blue Cross NC Foundation for sponsoring the happy hour and luncheon! 


  • Melissa Sines, Programs and Knowledge Director, PEAK Grantmaking


Metanoia’s Youth Entrepreneurship Center – Akili Room
2021-A Reynolds Avenue
North Charleston, SC


We have reserved a hotel block (20 rooms) at the Aloft Charleston Airport and Convention Center in North Charleston.The cost per room is $109, which includes breakfast. Click here to reserve a room at our special group rate.

Registration Fee:

Organization member: Free
Individual member: $25
Non-member: $55