The P.E.O. Foundation is not a project but is a service to the P.E.O. Sisterhood that benefits all of the projects.
The P.E.O. Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 1961 to encourage tax-deductible giving to the educational and charitable projects of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Because it qualifies as a charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, gifts and bequests to the Foundation are deductible for U.S. and state income, estate and gift tax purposes. Gifts to local or state chapter funds are not tax-deductible because these entities are not qualified charities.
For additional general information on the P.E.O Foundation, please read the following:
- Printable General Information about the P.E.O. Foundation (PDF - updated 03/14)
- Printable P.E.O. Foundation, a Nonprofit Organization (PDF - updated 01/13)
The P.E.O. Foundation is administered by a board of trustees who are members of P.E.O. and are assisted by P.E.O. Executive Office personnel. Management of investments follows established policies and guidelines with expert advice from independent money managers and consultants.