Name of Foundation: Peery Foundation
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Contact info: www.peeryfoundation.org Phone: (650) 618-7050
Coverage Area: Bay Area, International
Subject Area: Poverty, Children and Families
Assets: $50 million (2011)
Last Year Total Giving: $1.9 million (2011)
In a nutshell: The Peery Foundation is a Palo Alto-based family foundation established in 1978 by Richard Peery, a real estate developer. The foundation funds (with grants or investment capital) social entrepreneurs in the early to mid-stage who are addressing poverty and working to empower youth and families in the Bay Area, as well as global initiatives. The grants are both one-time and multi-year unrestricted support.
Support of an organization can range from $1,000 to $100,000 in a given year. They allow grantees to dictate the structure of evaluation and accountability.
The Peery family continues to provide leadership to the foundation, both programmatically and on the board.
How to Apply: The Peery Foundation staff identify possible grantees and conduct an in depth analysis. They do not collect proposals, rather screen programs to get an appropriate depth of understanding before deciding to fund.
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