Peery Foundation

Location: 2390 El Camino Real, Suite #260, Palo Alto, 94306 CA

EIN: 94-2460894

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Top descriptors for this funder

21Positive leader in the field10"Gets" nonprofits and issues10Builds relationships9Gives more than money8Openminded8Responsive8Reasonable reporting terms7Friendly5Likes site visits5Culturally sensitive5Risk taker4Insightful

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Peery Foundation

Oct 03, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Lead person is smart, engaged, kind and insightful. Generous with her time and ideas.

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Sep 11, 2018

Reviewer 2236 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The Peery Foundation team is great to work with and we really value them as partners. They are highly responsive, communicative, and respectful of grantee time. We especially appreciate their thoughtful questions, deep engagement with our work, and willingness to work collaboratively with us on any issues. Peery Foundation sets itself apart by constantly asking for feedback, and reliably acting on any comments received. They follow up when they say they will. We feel that our relationship with Peery is a true partnership that models the best of grantee/grantor relationships.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Sep 06, 2018

Reviewer 5736 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We were fortunate to be invited to submit a proposal two years ago. Interactions during the year and renewal process demonstrated genuine respect for our work and our staff. For one, our grant officer came to our office. Because this relationship is based on mutual trust we were able to share our aspirations, goals and concerns candidly. Very refreshing.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Sep 06, 2018 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

It is good to organize a call before submitting the application to ensure you have a good (and honest) discussion about your needs and the amount you would like to request.

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Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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Sep 06, 2018

Reviewer 2533 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Over the years, we've worked with several of the program officers at the Peery Foundation. I've found them all to be open and curious about new ideas, incredibly passionate about work to improve the community, and transparent about funding. They're a great all-around partner!

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Sep 05, 2018

Reviewer 3564 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Peery are highly professional and as a result demand high standards but this is matched by their donee centred approach

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Sep 05, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

This foundation communicates well, defining terms and clearly saying what it wants from grantees - even publishing a great book, "Unicorns Unite", that outlines exactly how they believe foundations and non-profits can truly make lasting and strong impact.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jul 27, 2018

Reviewer 2938 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I highly recommend partnering with the Peery Foundation. They are true thought partners in the work, are transparent about what they are and are not willing to fund and their timeline. They are truly grantee centric and walk their talk in a way that I haven't experienced before. If you are thinking about working with them, I would highly recommend reaching out directly to get a true read on what's possible.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Peery Foundation

Aug 29, 2018

Thank you for your review and for your words of encouragement for us to keep going on a grantee-centric path. This continues to be a team goal in order to improve our practices and to share the grantee-centric approach across the sector.

Sep 07, 2017 2

Reviewer 432 - Did not apply

Peery was accessible and professional even though there was not a fit the first time around. Their intake call system is personal, respectful, and quickly qualifies the opportunity so you don't waste time.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Peery Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! It is helpful to hear what works or doesn’t work about our processes, and potential areas for growth.

Jun 30, 2017 2

Reviewer 127 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They're invite or through introduction only.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Peery Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! We appreciate your advice to be more available and accessible to organizations. We do often rely on peer funders for referrals and introductions. We also invite prospective organizations to call us to introduce themselves or contact us if they have any questions using the contact information on our website.

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