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PEAK Grantmaking


We are grateful for the unprecedented level of investment in PEAK in 2021 as we celebrated our 25th anniversary milestone. The rise in contributing memberships, grants, sponsorships, and donations is a testament to the value of our mission and our impact.

Thank you to growing number of funding institutions that chose to invest in PEAK through Organization Membership and provide additional general operating support through grants or increased membership contributions. We are also grateful to our individual supporters and the companies that supported PEAK by sponsoring our 25th anniversary events, annual conference, and programs.

Darren Walker

We are honored to support PEAK’s new mentoring program that recognizes the amazing Orneata Prawl. Orneata was a treasure. She was the most important mentor to me in teaching me philanthropy from an operational and administrative perspective. Through Orneata, I came to understand the importance of those who carry the culture of an organization. And without her, I wouldn’t be president of the Ford Foundation.

Darren Walker, President
Ford Foundation

We are proud to support PEAK’s annual conference because the sharing of current best practices in grants management is vital to effective philanthropy. Every year, insights from PEAK help my team build skills to support the evidence-based culture of our organization. I especially appreciate how PEAK pushes us to be more equity-focused, particularly in understanding how our operations impact those seeking our funds.

Hannah Kahn, Vice President of Grants Management
Arnold Ventures
NCF 2019 Portraits

We highly value PEAK’s unique contributions to the field and, through our investment as a Sustaining Organization Member, we are committed to supporting PEAK’s purpose and continued growth. Being in a network of thought partners and having access to a wide variety of resources has been invaluable to my organization’s ability to be responsive to field and partner needs.

Janet Disla, Senior Grants Manager
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
PEAK Board Member

Supporting PEAK is an obvious decision for Fluxx. Not only are we aligned in our missions and our unwavering commitment to philanthropy, we also each foster innovation and equity. Together, we can help to build a community that learns, shares, and grows together.

Kristy Gannon, CEO

PEAK is an invaluable resource to our organization, so we were excited to provide a grant to commemorate its 25th anniversary. I am grateful for PEAK’s staff, its stellar programming and resources, and the opportunity to continually learn from and connect with the PEAK community and its talented network of grantmaking professionals.

Gina Dotson, Grants and Communications Manager
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
PEAK Mideast Communications Chair

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Ford Foundation

Community Sponsor
McKnight Foundation

Capacity Sponsors
Barr Foundation

Contributing Sponsors
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Meyer Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust

Supporting Sponsor

Organization Support Sponsors

Advocate Sponsor
Annenberg Foundation
Foundant Technologies

Contributing Sponsor
Marguerite Casey Foundation

PEAK2021 Online Sponsors

Keynote Sponsors
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Premier Sponsor
Walton Family Foundation

Contributing Sponsors  
Ascendium Education Group
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Supporting Sponsors
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Kim Foster Consulting

Amalgamated Bank
Exponent Partners
Foundant Technologies
Sputnik Moment

Unrestricted Grants

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Lumina Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy/Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Newman’s Own Foundation
Roy + Patricia Disney Family Foundation
Boettcher Foundation

Restricted Grants

Borealis Philanthropy/Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund
Barr Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The California Endowment