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Palo Alto, CA
The Peery Foundation primarily invests in early to mid-stage social entrepreneurs who are effectively addressing the issues of poverty.

Investor Details

Venture Capital that does Grant Investments
Education, Enterprise Software, Peer-to-Peer

The Peery Foundation is a Palo Alto-based family foundation established in 1978 by Richard Peery. Our mission is to strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self-reliance. We do this by investing in and serving social entrepreneurs and other leaders who are working to empower youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.

The Peery Foundation primarily invests in early to mid-stage social entrepreneurs who are effectively addressing the issues of poverty. We’ve spent a lot of time analyzing patterns in our giving over the years, and have emerged with four portfolios of grantees: Local, Regional, Global, and Ecosystems. We have a variety of different criteria we use to choose our partners. However, each portfolio has its respective goals and differences. They all share an overarching set of values and themes around the people, the idea, and the impact.

The People: first and foremost we invest in people. This includes the entrepreneur, their team, board and others who are behind them to succeed. The trustworthiness, experience, commitment level, and entrepreneurial ability of the people involved are probably the most important factors we look to evaluate.

The Idea: we’re concerned with the relative importance of an idea, whether it matters, and if the organization can pull it off. How does the idea compare to other interventions in terms of its cost, scaleability, and impact? We’d like to know how the idea leads advances a larger vision.

The Impact: we’d like to know what success looks like, and how the organization knows it’s being achieved. What are the implications of achieving success? Does it mean that dozens, thousands, or millions of lives will experience lasting changes for the better? As a funder willing to take risks, we also have an appreciation for things that cannot yet be measured, but hold the promise of great impact.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Apr, 2016$1M / Grant (Lead)
Jul, 2014$100k / Grant
Jun, 2014$100k / Grant
Feb, 2014$100k / Grant
Sep, 2013$100k / Grant
Sep, 2013$105k / Grant
Jul, 2013$100k / Grant
Jun, 2013$100k / Grant
Mar, 2013$100k / Grant
Feb, 2013$100k / Grant
Dec, 2012$100k / Grant
Sep, 2012$100k / Grant
Sep, 2012$100k / Grant
Jul, 2012$100k / Grant
Mar, 2012$100k / Grant
Feb, 2012$100k / Grant
Dec, 2011$100k / Grant
Dec, 2011$100k / Grant
Sep, 2011$100k / Grant
Jul, 2011$100k / Grant
Mar, 2011$100k / Grant
Feb, 2011$100k / Grant
Dec, 2010$100k / Grant
Dec, 2010$125k / Grant
Sep, 2010$100k / Grant
Jul, 2010$110k / Grant
May, 2010$100k / Grant
Feb, 2010$100k / Grant
Dec, 2009$75k / Grant
Sep, 2009$150k / Grant
Jul, 2009$100k / Grant
May, 2009$20.25k / Grant
Apr, 2009$29.75k / Grant
Sep, 2008$150k / Grant
Jun, 2008$25k / Grant

Current Team (5)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • HQ

    2390 El Camino Real

    Suite 260

    Palo Alto, CA 94306


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