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PEAK Grantmaking

Through the five Principles of Peak Grantmaking, PEAK Grantmaking calls on funders to move from conversation to action in advancing the big ideas that will move the practice of philanthropy to the practice of principled grantmaking.

These thought pieces from our partners and friends will help you think more broadly about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diversity, Inclusion and Effective Philanthropy, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rockefeller PA shares advice on how diversity and inclusion are more than just buzzwords in philanthropy – they are practical tools for increasing impact and avoiding costly mistakes.

Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking
Explore the benefits, challenges and models of participatory grantmaking with this in-depth guide for grantmakers seeking to engage diverse voices in funding decisions.

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture, Equity in the Center
This publication is full of research, frameworks and ideas to help any organization make race equity a core organizational value.

By the Numbers: Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Policies, Practices and Decision-making, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Two case studies illustrate how collecting data on race and ethnicity can reveal surprising and unintentional inequities, and a clear path for addressing them.

Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, Center for Effective Philanthropy
A user-friendly report on the state of nonprofit diversity efforts, demographic data-collection, and how foundation leaders can most helpfully engage with grantees on the topic of diversity.

Racial Equity and Philanthropy: Disparities in Funding for Leaders of Color Leave Impact on the Table, Echoing Green and The Bridgespan Group
A timely and compelling call-to-action for philanthropy to understand the role of race in the social problems the sector is trying to solve, and the significance of race in how philanthropists identify leaders and find solutions.

New Report Shares Insights on Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum
A 2018 scan of philanthropy-serving organizations across the country provides a snapshot of where the sector is in its equity journey, why and how PSOs are engaged in equity work and what obstacles still stand in the way of progress.

The Smartest Way to Promote Diversity: Pay for Overhead at Charities Led by People of Color, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Practical advice on how to support organizations led by people of color for the greatest return on investment. Subscribe or login to access the full article.

Eliminating Implicit Bias in Grantmaking Practice, Stanford Social Innovation Review
In spite of grantmakers best intentions, the percentage of philanthropic dollars going to ethnic and racial minorities remains alarmingly low. In this article, Arabella Advisors compiles a set of five actionable recommendations to help funders overcome implicit bias in their grantmaking.