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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 evaluation, learning and sharing information.

Equitable Evaluation Initiative
The EEI is at the forefront of the movement to establish equitable evaluation practices, and this site is full of articles, toolkits and case studies designed to help grantmakers get started with the how and the why.

Learn for Improvement, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
GEO provides multiple articles and toolkits around the importance, and how-to, of evaluation and learning to improve grantmaking outcomes.

Aligning Foundation Mission and Evaluation, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
A guest piece from The Kresge Foundation’s Director of Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation detailing the three principles underlying their successful first efforts at equitable evaluation.

Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Scaling Solutions is a funder collaborative established in 2016, with annual reports detailing how grantmakers can change their policies and practices to help grantees work toward larger systems change.