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

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.

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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.

Feb 07, 2017

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I love Peery. They take a very practical approach to grant applications and reporting requirements once you are a grantee. We do milestone checkins over the phone with a brief agenda. They also offer lots of support programs for grantee but do not pressure you to go if it's not relevant to you.

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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 and support.

Feb 07, 2017 1

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The most engaged funder we've worked with. But extremely aware and respectful of our time. The only institutional funder that has gone above and beyond the common sentiment of "we want to allow you to do the work and not burden you with too much unnecessary grant proposal and reporting work". They've become engaged in a truly supportive manner that only enhances our work.

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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! It is helpful to hear about your experience with us.

Feb 07, 2017

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Great at partnering with CBO's by meeting at the midway and end of the grant cycle. Looking for honesty with their relationships, not necessarily wanting to hear about successes but challenges as well. Program Officers very bright and approachable. Open to multi-year funding which helps to gain traction with programs.

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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! We appreciated hearing about your experience with us.

Feb 07, 2017

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The Peery Foundation is one of my favorite funders. We are lucky that we found them early in our development and they were helpful in understanding the funding world as well as understanding how to talk to funders about what we are trying to do.

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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. We appreciated hearing about your experience with us!

Feb 07, 2017 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

WE RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE PEERY FOUNDATION THROUGH THE PVF. THE CHECK ARRIVED PROMPTLY. THEY WERE VERY FLEXIBLE WHEN WE WERE UNCERTAIN IF THE PROJECT WOULD CONTINUE INTO A SECOND YEAR.

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Flexible guidelines, Reasonable reporting terms, Positive leader in the field

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Sep 07, 2017

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

Feb 07, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The Peery Foundation acts as a partner, not just a funder. They refer us to resources, brainstorm strategies, and provide needed support to help us maximize the work we do. They are also very knowledgeable about the community we serve. They are a great foundation.

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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. We appreciated hearing about your experience with us!

Feb 07, 2017

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Peery Foundation really looks at our organization on a personal level, rather than just numbers! They truly care about their grant recipients. They have been very helpful in introducing us to other foundations that might be interested in partnering in our work. We are so grateful for the work they do!

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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! It is great to hear that introductions to other foundations have been helpful.

Jan 27, 2017

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There is little power dynamic between the Peery Fdn team and ourselves (a grantee). This is rare in the funding world. That said, we are able to have very transparent discussions. The Peery team is also eager to help--when we ask. They do not force themselves and recognize that we run our organization, ultimately. Overall, we have a great relationship. If there team was able to visit the field more often, it would help them to better understand our realities.

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Response from Peery Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! It is helpful hearing about your experience with us and what we can do to better understand what's happening in the field.

Jan 23, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

In all honesty, I have nothing negative to say about them. They are the example of what I wish every single funder would be: responsive, flexible, sympathetic to the actual conditions of the work, low touch, humble, no overinflation of ego, and understanding of the role they play in the sector.

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Flexible guidelines, 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.

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