There’s no restriction on what we invest in and we’re not afraid to fund things that others might shy away from, including core operating costs and experimental ideas that may not work.
We’re not just about the money; we play a very active role in supporting our partners while they develop and we stay with them for the long term.
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do.
Overall it’s a simple formula: understand the issues, engage people in helping and ultimately promote wellbeing for everyone.
Pears Foundation was established by Mark, Trevor and David Pears, all of whom serve as its Trustees. Their purpose was to apply some of the resources of their family's property company, the William Pears Group, to fund organisations and projects working to deliver progress on key issues affecting the wellbeing of people in the UK and all over the world.
Ten years ago Sir Trevor Pears became the Foundation’s full time Executive Chair. He continues his involvement in the family business but his primary professional role is to lead the Foundation and develop the Pears family’s philanthropy.
We will commit the resources of our founders and the energy of our team to making people's lives better, wherever and however we can.
The Pears Foundation will be a transformative force, working for social justice through effective philanthropy.
We are united by an urgent drive to deliver real change. We share a deep commitment to, and enthusiasm for, our partners and the causes we care about.
We approach philanthropy with an optimistic realism and our team is dedicated to learning and improving. We expect professionalism from our partners and will support them to be effective in their fields.
We will always provide the funding and support that is most needed. Whether it's core funding or high risk projects; we will be there for real, not for show. Our relationships are built on trust and commitments and all of our partners are entitled to honesty, transparency and fair dealing.