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James S. Peterson Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-02-07

At A Glance

James S. 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: $4,568,173

Total giving: $229,500

EIN

261607047

BRIDGE Number

7696182717

Background

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. He 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

Subjects
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Foundations
  • Judaism
Organizations
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-11-30

Assets: $4,568,173 (market value)

Expenditures: $231,208

Total giving: $229,500

Qualifying distributions: $229,775

Giving activities include:

$229,500 for 20 grants (high: $70,000; low: $1,000)