The Peace Development Fund is more than a grantmaker: our model of philanthropy involves direct funding, advocacy where appropriate and partnerships built around mutual respect, sharing of resources, and transparency of planning and decision-making. We endeavor to be a key “go-to” foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work to counter-balance dominant power structures by moving resources and sharing decision-making with activist groups and communities. Learn more…

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PDF COVID-19 Updates

Like everyone else, Peace Development Fund is monitoring and responding to the effects of COVID-19 in accordance with the guidance of public health and state officials. Our San Francisco and Amherst offices are closed, with staff operating remotely; but PDF is still open, working to support the frontline communities where this story will unfold. We ask for your patience as our daily operations may be delayed as a result, but we are here for you.

We will be supportive and flexible, working with our grantees and partner organizations. Our current Community Organizing Grants Cycle will continue on the original schedule. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are looking for Rapid Response Funding in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the De Colores Rapid Response Fund page on our website.