OVERVIEW: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation’s grants for disaster relief and refugees are relatively far reaching. For disasters, the foundation tends to focus on response efforts. Its refugee-related grantmaking, however, is not focused on any one particular refugee group.
IP TAKE: If necessary, this funder is willing to provide 100 percent funding for a project; however, the foundation requires a detailed outline of how an organization's project will be carried out after Peretti funding has ended.
PROFILE: Established in 2000 and based in Rome, the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation was founded by Elsa Peretti, daughter to Nando Peretti, an Italian businessman and founder of Anomina Petroli Italiana. Since its inception the foundation has supported nearly 500 projects valued at over 30,000,000 Euro. English remains the official working language of the foundation.
In the disaster and refugee space, the Peretti Foundation centers its grantmaking on organizations that respond to natural disasters and those working with global refugee populations. In the past, refugee relief efforts have supported Syrian refugees in Greece, and other political refugees from North Africa and the Mediterranean. The foundation specifically prioritizes underrepresented and stateless individuals. Supporting both large organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and small, the Peretti foundation remains flexible. Disaster and refugee grantmaking is awarded through the foundation's charity grantmaking program.
Peretti publishes the projects it supports, but it does not include the grant amounts or whether those grants were awarded for a single or multiple years. For a broader sense of the types of organizations receiving support from the foundation, browse the Projects page on its website.
The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year. Applicants must first register on the foundation’s website prior to moving forward with the application process. As mentioned, the Peretti Foundation’s working language is English and all grant amount requests must be made in Euros.
- Elsa Peretti, President