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Walking the Talk: Putting Values-Based Grantmaking into Practice

Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $55.00
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In this workshop, co-hosted by the PEAK Grantmaking Southern California Regional Chapter and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), we’ll discuss PEAK Grantmaking’s research into values-based grantmaking and provide participants with concrete skills to initiate conversations with colleagues and organizational leaders around aligning grantmaking practice with values.

All grantmakers have values, whether they are stated explicitly or revealed implicitly through grantmaker practices, which inform and guide the foundation’s view of the world. The practices are often the only perspective that the world has, in turn, about that foundation’s values.

PEAK Grantmaking’s research suggests that foundations, now more than ever, are thinking about how to “walk the talk” — how to identify their institutional values and embed these values into their grantmaking practices. Grantmakers have a unique opportunity to initiate and support these conversations, and encourage the growth and spread of values-based grantmaking.

Workshop Goals

  • Share learning on grantmaking institutions that are articulating values and linking them to practices
  • Provide a set of tools for grantmakers to advance conversations within their own organizations on values based grantmaking, and a space to practice those conversations
  • Increase grantmakers’ capacity to move organizations forward on their journey to articulating and “living” their values




Michelle Greanias, Executive Director, PEAK Grantmaking


Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) members: no cost to participate
PEAK Grantmaking organization members: no cost to participate
PEAK Grantmaking individual members: $25
Non-Members: $55

Who May Attend
Current PEAK Grantmaking and SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register)
PEAK Grantmaking members must register below via the PEAK Grantmaking website.

If you are a member of SCG and PEAK Grantmaking, please only register once.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.


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