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Perigee Fund

Seattle, WA | https://perigeefund.org/
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Joined in October 2019

About Us

A Baby’s Future Starts Now. Brain development between the prenatal period and three years of age is critical for children. Experiences during this time influence the ability to trust others, manage emotions, communicate, and learn. These skills, in turn, can predict later academic, economic, and social success. Despite this, professional education, programming, and caregiver supports for this period continue to be undervalued and underfunded at all levels. Recognizing this gap, Perigee Fund has committed significant resources over the next two decades to invest across maternal health and early childhood systems with a focus on the wellbeing of very young children, parents, and other caregivers, particularly for those most affected by early childhood trauma. With its dedicated focus on early relationships and experiences, Perigee Fund will be one of the top ten early childhood philanthropies in the United States.  Perigee Fund has a deep focus in Washington State, invests in training and field infrastructure across the Northwest, and contributes to the work of practice and policy leaders across the US.  


The name “Perigee” is a metaphor for the concept of secure attachment in children, whereby the child, moving in the “orbit” around a primary caregiver, can safely enjoy both the warmth of intimacy and the joy of independent discovery and exploration within the relationship.


A Baby’s Future Starts Now. Brain development between the prenatal period and three years of age is critical for children. Experiences during this time influence the ability to trust others, manage emotions, communicate, and learn. These…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Family
  • Mental Health
  • Philanthropy

Location & Contact

  • apply@perigeefund.org
  • 500 E Pike Street
    Suite 100C
    Seattle, WA 98122

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