Michelle Greanias, former Executive Director of PEAK Grantmaking, is a passionate advocate for efficient and effective grantmaking and is deeply committed to elevating the value of grantmaking practices in philanthropy. From 2008 to 2019, Michelle has led the explosive growth of PEAK Grantmaking, making it one of the largest networks in the field.
Michelle has spent most of her career in corporate philanthropy, leading grants management teams to implement efficient, effective grantmaking practices. She has also overseen program-related investments; engaged in projects to facilitate socially responsible investments in housing and community development; and managed employee giving programs.
Michelle speaks and writes regularly on effective grants management practices and has consulted with government and private sector grants programs to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their grantmaking operations.
Michelle serves on the National Panel for GrantAdvisor and on the review panel for the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. She holds bachelor degrees in international relations and French/West European studies and a master’s degree in business administration from The American University.