Collectively, members of the Peery family have spent more than 6 years living and traveling in developing countries. Most of this time has been spent working with the poor in a service capacity. Having witnessed poverty of such a degree, we feel a responsibility to address it at some level. While eliminating global poverty is far beyond the reach of our dollars, we feel that resources invested in the right solutions can go a long way towards reducing and solving the problems of poverty.
In our Global Portfolio, we fund social entrepreneur-led organizations, with multi-year, unrestricted funding across 3 tiers:
Getting to Know You Grants: year-to-year, grants of $25k-$50k to build a relationship with a grantee, experiment with new themes, and/or test how organizations resonate with the Peery Family. Some but not all will move to Proof of Concept Funding.
Proof of Concept Grants: 2-3 years, $100k per year grants for organizations with whom we have a trusted relationship and strong resonance. In some cases we will extend this stage of funding for several additional years.
Growth & Replication Grants: $1 million over 4 years for the very best organizations from our Proof of Concept Round who have proven their model and are looking to significantly scale and reach a new organizational threshold over the life of the grant. (Note: all recipients must be existing grantees at the Proof of Concept level).
In addition to funding, we offer thought partnership support if desired.