The Peace Initiative, Inc. (PEACE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
PEACE was founded in March of 2019, following the tragic mass shooting and murder of eleven (11) Jewish worshippers that occurred at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2018.
This was the deadliest attack on the Jewish Community in the United States.
Following this hateful crime several current and former congregants of the synagogue, each possessing a unique set of skills, resources, and experiences, assembled to discuss how they might bring together like-minded people from across the city, the country, and indeed the world, to face the challenge of rising hate in America to help prevent this from happening again.
Today, the people of PEACE have created the single largest network of Entrepreneurs Against Hate with support for venture operations across North America.
Our vision is to uniquely leverage the specialized resources, skills, experience, connections and deep-seeded philanthropic passion of our entrepreneurial network to catalyze ventures and marshal community partners in order to confront the rapid rise in hate facing America.
We believe that when private sector thought leaders decide to focus their attention, funding, mentoring and energies towards driving socially impactful initiatives, the outcomes can be game-changing for our world.
And, in fact, we are demonstrating that this is indeed the case.
The PEACE Initiative aspires to ideate, catalyze and support ventures that confront the highest priority challenges facing our communities, with a particular focus on addressing the challenges facing faith-based communities.
By bringing together an outcome-oriented mindset of private sector ingenuity with the leadership and business models of non-profit partners, The PEACE Initiative offers a Venture Philanthropy approach designed to realize scalable, sustainable and measurably impactful solutions that will help heal our world.
The PEACE Initiative collaborates with a wide variety of national and local partners in support of projects, programs, and initiatives that it supports. Contact us today to learn more about partnering with PEACE.