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PEAK Grantmaking

Join Us

Join your colleagues to share practices, ask questions, benefit from resources, and become part of a vibrant network of grants management professionals.

Collaborate

Get questions answered and learn from the collective knowledge of leading grantmaking professionals.

Grow

Advance in your career through opportunities for learning and leadership.

Impact

Make a difference for your organization, your grantees, and grantseekers, by using proven best practices.

Lead

Stand with the PEAK community in representing your profession within philanthropy.

Join PEAK Grantmaking today

Organization Membership

Champion courageous practice change: Join more than 400 grantmaking organizations – your peers leading the way in philanthropy – as a contributing PEAK Grantmaking Organization Member. You and your team will gain access to our full range of benefits, including:

  • The full suite of Principles for Peak Grantmaking resources, including in-depth how-to guides
  • Invitations to all chapter meetings, local opportunities for connecting with other members in your area to share knowledge, develop skills, and advance the profession.
  • Webinars covering emerging trends and practices

  • Our new Communities of Practice

  • Our member magazine, PEAK Grantmaking Journal
  • CONNECT, our members-only online community, linking you to the combined knowledge of thousands of grants management professionals

  • LEARN, our robust and expanding collection of resources and publications, including case studies, in-depth how-to guides, on-demand webinars, our latest research, trend reports, and more
  • Online learning modules on key grantmaking topics like preparing for an audit and strengthening relationships with grantees
  • Deep discounts on registration for our annual conference and online courses
  • PEAK Grantmaking’s Salary & Jobs Report
  • Our Member Directory, which you can use to help make and maintain connections with colleagues across the country

Total Annual Giving PEAK Grantmaking Annual Dues
Under $250,000 $500
$250,001 – $500,000 $750
$500,001 – $1,250,000 $1,000
$1,250,001 – $2,500,000 $1,500
$2,500,001 – $5,000,000  $2,000
$5,000,001 – $25,000,000  $3,000
$25,000,001 –$50,000,000  $3,500
Above $50,000,000  $7,000

Join as a Sustaining Organization Member

Many of PEAK Grantmaking’s members contribute funding above and beyond their annual membership dues. The generous support of our these members makes it possible for PEAK Grantmaking to conduct the research and build the tools to support this amazing community of people working to make grantmaking practices more equitable, efficient, and effective.

Simply include your additional support on your application or reach out to our team at info@peakgrantmaking.org to learn more.

Individual Membership

Start your journey with PEAK Grantmaking today: Register to activate a complimentary Individual Membership and gain access to our vibrant community, including:

  • CONNECT, our members-only online forum, linking you to the combined knowledge of thousands of grants management professionals
  • Discounted access to live and on-demand webinars covering emerging trends and practices
  • Discounted fees to attend chapter meetings, local opportunities for connecting with members in your area to share knowledge, develop skills, and advance the profession.
  • Digital access to our member publication, PEAK Grantmaking Journal
  • A selection of our robust and expanding resource collection in LEARN – including Principles for Peak Grantmaking case studies and action guides, on-demand webinars, our latest research and trend reports, and more
  • Discounts on registration for our annual conference and online courses

We offer this membership free of charge to all grantmaking professionals to live our value of inclusivity and create a community of belonging for all. As you engage with uswe hope you’ll consider asking management at your grantmaking institution to invest in an Organization Membership, unlocking the full benefits of PEAK membership for your team.

Who is eligible to join:

  • Individuals employed by grantmaking organizations
  • Individuals employed by funder networks and philanthropy infrastructure groups
  • Professors and researchers whose primary focus is philanthropy
  • Retired members

Consultant Membership

Join more than 400 grantmaking and supporting organizations to champion courageous practice change, and gain access to our full range of benefits, including:

  • The full suite of Principles for Peak Grantmaking resources, including in-depth how-to guides
  • Invitations to all chapter meetings, local opportunities for connecting with other members in your area to share knowledge, develop skills, and advance the profession.
  • Webinars covering emerging trends and practices

  • Our new Communities of Practice

  • Our member magazine, PEAK Grantmaking Journal
  • CONNECT, our members-only online community, linking you to the combined knowledge of thousands of grants management professionals

  • LEARN, our robust and expanding collection of resources and publications, including case studies, in-depth how-to guides, on-demand webinars, our latest research, trend reports, and more
  • Online learning modules on key grantmaking topics like preparing for an audit and strengthening relationships with grantees
  • Deep discounts on registration for our annual conference and online courses
  • PEAK Grantmaking’s Salary & Jobs Report
  • Our Member Directory, which you can use to help make and maintain connections with colleagues across the country

Sole proprietors and consulting firms with three or fewer full-time staff pay annual dues of $500, regardless of their client organization’s total annual giving.

Combined Total Annual Giving of Your Client Organizations PEAK Grantmaking Annual Dues
Under $250,000 $500
$250,001 – $500,000 $750
$500,001 – $1,250,000 $1,000
$1,250,001 – $2,500,000 $1,500
$2,500,001 – $5,000,000  $2,000
$5,000,001 – $25,000,000  $3,000
$25,000,001 –$50,000,000  $3,500
Above $50,000,000  $7,000
As trusted members of our community, consulting organizations are expected to refrain from solicitation and are non-voting members. For details, read our Terms & Condition Agreement.

Membership questions?

Answers to the most frequently asked questions are available right here, sorted by membership category.

From OUR Community
Our Organization Membership in PEAK – and ease of access to its wealth of educational and community resources – 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, The Ford Foundation

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, May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

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

Patrick Taylor, Zellerbach Family Foundation

PEAK Grantmaking has helped me connect with foundation peers across the country and learn best practices I can take back to my office.

Jenny Morgan, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation