Peter Brach

Peter Brach is a passionate advocate for providing people, organizations, communities, and ecosystems with the capacity support needed to achieve new levels of impact. He has served as a trustee and grantee for a private family foundation since 2014. He has managed the Funders 2025 Fund since 2019 – a future-focused DAF dedicated to achieving exceptional meta-level impact by supporting far-reaching umbrella organizations. Peter has provided consulting support to the SDG Philanthropy Platform, and Worldwide Initiative of Grantmaker Support (WINGS).

In September 2020, Peter and his team at Creative Visions Foundation began building the Invest in People Hub. Included are short stories where relatively small amounts of funding achieved exceptional impact. From September to the present, he’s also convened umbrella organizations to explore approaches for inspiring a new narrative around the critical role they play within philanthropy. Organizations convened include representatives from the Council of Nonprofits, Council of Foundations, WINGS, GivingTuesday, TechSoup, Giving Compass, Southern California Grantmakers, and New England International Donors.

In November 2020, GivingTuesday published Peter’s blog post, Strengthening the People on the Frontlines of Change. In February 2021, Peter’s article, One Funder’s Reasons for Supporting Umbrella Organizations, appeared in WINGS’ newsletter. During the same month, Peter’s similar article, Why I Fund Philanthropy Support Organizations, was published by Alliance Magazine. In May of 2021, he published his second edition of an online mini course to provide donors with a lay-of-the-land understanding about investing in people and nonprofit capacity-building. In addition to philanthropy, Peter loves people, good discussions, music, interesting movies, and engaging in regular meditative prayer practices.