About this issue
The PEAK community has made one priority clear: Equity must be at the heart of our work.
In this issue, we feature stories from the field that will inspire you to intentionally build cultures of belonging for all, and, from no matter where you sit, embrace your power to move us closer toward racial equity and justice in our work and our world.Download This Issue Members Only
Letter from the Editors
Coeditors Betsy Reid and Sara Sanders and our guest editors Adam Liebling and Miyesha Perry are humbled and proud to present this edition of the Journal, which is dedicated to driving racial equity in philanthropy. We also offer deep appreciation to our contributors for sharing their wisdom and experiences.
FROM OUR CEO
I know what it feels like to be the “only” in a room.
According to PEAK’s Satonya Fair, advancing equity is a learning journey we need to walk collectively. Together we can dismantle institutional and systemic racism in the philanthropic sector and beyond.
How We Can Advance Support for Racial Equity and Racial Justice Funding
Lori Villarosa explains how understanding the difference between racial equity and racial justice funding empowers grants professionals to reimagine their roles to support transformative grantmaking.
Grantmakers as Changemakers: Lead an equity revolution
PEAK’s Dolores Estrada leads a conversation with Andrew Brown, Chindaly Chounlamountry Griffith, Adam Liebling, Miyesha Perry, and Ursula Stewart to explore how grantmakers can re-envision themselves and leverage their positions to drive racial equity.
Making All Feel Welcome
In this series of essays, Isabella Gargiulo, Tiauna George, and Erik Stegman explore the barriers to creating cultures of belonging and the transformative power of finding and building a community.
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The Impact of Putting Equity at the Center of Strategy
PEAK’s Satonya Fair and Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton discuss how equity-based strategy drives change within and outside of your organization.
Use Demographic Data to Drive Equity and Impact
Kelly Brown shows you how to take a hard look at how you use demographic data can result in data-management processes that strengthen programs, reach underserved communities, and ensure that resources are deployed effectively.
Champion a Culture of Allyship
Six members of the PEAK community—Jaser Alsharhan, Kelsey Andersen, Richael Faithful, Rachel Gonzales, Jody Marshall, Jenny Zhang Morgan—offer their opinions on how to best be an ally to others and how to build a larger culture of allyship from wherever you sit in your organization.
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Join our community for a weeklong virtual conference from March 21–25, 2022. Together, we’ll imagine how grantmaking can truly embody what PEAK stands for: Principles, Equity, Advocacy, and Knowledge.