Since 2015, Seeds of Peace has partnered with The Pershing Square Foundation to launch the GATHER initiative focused on supporting our alumni and other rising professional changemakers. This work is designed to catalyze practical action in the communities in which we are engaged, as well as to lift up innovative new ideas for change that will make the world more prosperous, stable, and peaceful.
As a result of the generous grant from The Pershing Square Foundation, a rising cohort of professional changemakers are more deeply connected to each other and to the types of influencers (investors, government and NGO leaders) who can help them bring their work to scale. Their projects are better positioned to succeed and more likely to shape their respective fields and industries upon completion.
The Pershing Square Foundation seeks to fund programs that are catalytic for social change and meaningfully improve people’s lives. The Pershing Square Foundation awards grants and social investments to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact. It backs talented, passionate, driven people, whose innovations—often disruptive—can have the highest, leveraged impact. The Foundation is willing to take risks, deploying the Foundation’s resources where they can really make a difference.
Its approach is businesslike and results-oriented. It makes substantial, transformative grants and social investments. At the moment of funding by PSF, programs are normally at an inflection point, when targeted investment will be instrumental to their ability to scale and accelerate impact.