The JPB Foundation, created in 2011 with an endowment bequeathed by Jeffry M. Picower, and led by Barbara Picower as President and Chair, sustains the philanthropic spirit that animated Jeffry and Barbara’s history of giving.
In its first several years, JPB established its three core Programs – Poverty, Environment, and Medical Research. JPB worked with a lean staff, consultants, and high-level Advisory Committees in each of its three program areas, composed of distinguished experts from a variety of disciplines within program area. The Advisory Committees counseled JPB on strategies for achieving impact.
JPB now supports a portfolio of nationally recognized and emerging organizations. To provide vital guidance to JPB’s leadership as the Foundation implements, evaluates and expands its programs, in 2018 JPB invited national experts to a new joint Advisory Committee for the Poverty and Environment Programs.