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Holly Peterson Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-01

At A Glance

Holly Peterson Foundation

712 5th Ave., 47th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10019-4108

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-11-30)

Assets: $3,885,024

Total giving: $303,075






Founded by Peter G. Peterson, a businessman, investment banker, author, and politician. He served in the Nixon administration as United States Secretary of Commerce from 1972 to 1973. Peterson also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004. He is the co-founder of The Blackstone Group, an alternative asset management and financial services company. He is the author of "The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond." Peter G. Peterson has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Ballet
  • Child welfare
  • Dance
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • International development
  • International relations
  • Mental and behavioral disorders
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Special population support
  • Stress
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Females
  • Military personnel
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • Foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-11-30

Assets: $3,885,024 (market value)

Expenditures: $304,870

Total giving: $303,075

Qualifying distributions: $303,350

Giving activities include:

$303,075 for 20 grants (high: $100,000; low: $1,000)