Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula is a place that has provided us with incredible opportunities to establish and grow family businesses. As entrepreneurs, we consider it our philanthropic role to support social entrepreneurs and leading organizations as they effectively address the issues of poverty in our community.
In our Regional Portfolio, we fund social entrepreneur-led organizations from San Francisco to San Jose, 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 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.