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PEAK Grantmaking

Intermediaries

About this issue

In a 2016 keynote, Packard Foundation President and CEO Carol Larson called the growth of intermediaries one of the greatest developments of the decade’s first half. As such, many across the sector are asking questions about what they do and whether their growth is good.

Intermediaries, sometimes called regranters, connect the dots between donors and grantees, managing the grantmaking process with expertise gained from thousands of similar transactions. In this issue, we scrutinize the value of this increasingly important position, aiming to illuminate their utility, influence, and accountability; how intermediaries foster greater flexibility, capacity, and innovation; and what grant managers can do to build strong partnerships with them.