Peery Foundation

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

EIN: 94-2460894

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16Positive leader in the field8Reasonable reporting terms5Gives more than money4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Friendly4Openminded4Responsive4Flexible guidelines4Builds relationships3Risk taker2Insightful2Program officer was helpful

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Peery Foundation

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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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.

Jun 20, 2017 2

Reviewer 180 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

In our experience, Peery is passionate about partnering with dynamic leaders and measurable impact. That mean's quantifying your impact as well as demonstrating what you don't know or don't know yet.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Insightful, 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 continue with our grantee-centric approach. We feel that feedback and accountability are critical in this approach, so will we be regularly discussing the feedback we receive via Grant Advisor and reviewing our practices/processes.

May 01, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Thoughtful. Great attention to community needs. Such a pleasure to work with!

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Response from Peery Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for your feedback!

Apr 28, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Peery is the most grantee-centric funder I know so far. I didn't really know what that term meant until I started having to write grants for other potential funders. They build relationships, take risks, hold you accountable in positive and supportive ways, are interested in learning about your work, and are always looking for ways to improve their work. They make me want to always improve my work too.

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Reasonable character restrictions, Reasonable reporting terms, Positive leader in the field

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Response from Peery Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! We really appreciate hearing about your experience with us.

Mar 07, 2017 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2013

The Peery Foundation is my favorite funder! They constantly demonstrate their deep commitment to their grantees' success, taking just as much responsibility for it as we do. They work hard on our behalf—from pitching us to other funders, providing strategic advice when asked, joining our hiring committees, providing capacity-building opportunities like the Duarte Academy, and taking the time to think hard about how they can help any challenges we can face. They also do a great job of looking after the leaders they support, recognizing the intense nature of entrepreneurship on the people involved. And everyone who works there is deeply committed to social impact, to learning, and to engaging with the community in a deep way.

Pros

Straightforward application, Reasonable reporting terms, Positive leader in the field

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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 practices and additional supports are most helpful to grantees so that we can keep providing these supports, change, or add when possible. If there are anything else we could do that might be helpful feel free to let us know.

Feb 10, 2017 1

Non-grantee partner

The Peery Foundation has deep knowledge of the sector and is constantly learning to widen their impact. Their staff show a dedication unique to philanthropy, it understand the value outcomes for the community they work with, and the relationships that support those outcomes.

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Positive leader in the field

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Response from Peery Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback!

Feb 09, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Peery Foundation is a low-touch, grantee-centric org that walks the walk. They do everything they can to make reporting easy and streamlined for grantees and are fine with common reporting across foundations. One of our favorite funders!

Pros

Flexible guidelines, Reasonable reporting terms, Gives more than money

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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.

Feb 07, 2017 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The Peery Foundation is truly grantee-focused; conversations and site visits generally take the place of formal proposals and reports, which is very efficient and creates a feeling of a true partnership.

Pros

Program officer was helpful, Reasonable reporting terms, Positive leader in the field

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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.

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