As a leading Venture Philanthropy, The PEACE Initiative (PEACE) mentors, catalyzes, and supports initiatives that confront and reduce the rise of hate in America.
Our network of entrepreneurs, volunteers, and donors focus their time and resources on protecting our communities by supporting organizations in their efforts to stop the hate...the single greatest threat facing our country.
Major Areas of Focus
Us to Heal
PEACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded by a broad group of entrepreneurs following the tragic mass murder of eleven (11) Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life-Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2018. In the short period since its inception, PEACE has grown into a powerful national network of community leaders focused on applying their unique skills, experiences, and resources to challenge the extreme rise of hate in America - as the single largest network of Entrepreneurs Against Hate.
The PEACE Initiative leverages a Venture Philanthropy approach. This means that initiatives supported by PEACE align with our areas of focus, are driven by leaders that are passionate and collaborative, and have products or services that are (or have the potential to be) scalable, impactful, meaningful, repeatable, measurable, and sustainable.
The PEACE Initiative matches the expertise, unique skills, and experience of the entrepreneurial leaders in our network with the needs of our supported ventures and related venture partners. Through this model, our venture partners are able to tap into volunteers that possess world-class expertise and networks that have the potential to accelerate and scale collaboratives and initiatives that would otherwise be impossible. The PEACE Network continues to grow across the country, and the world, to meet the challenges of today.
Areas of Focus
PEACE supports and connects organizations that provide community-centered initiatives with an emphasis on public safety, non-violence, social justice, and promoting the inherent dignity of all human beings.
PEACE is currently focused on driving improvement in the following key areas:
Anti-Hate Education & Learning
Community Security & Wellness
Healthcare Related Firearm Violence
PEACE also supports the Development of Venture Ecosystems - including hosting venture fairs, competitions, and networking events - to help identify and support innovative concepts that are focused on making the world a safer, better place.