Striving to create a world in which people have what they need and where economic, educational and health disparities are diminished.
Pace from the Latin word for Peace, and Able for improving the individual’s capacity for a fulfilling, productive life.
Pace Able Foundation believes that through enabling a few people who have the conviction, they can make a difference through funding, access to mentoring and an ecosystem of tools to take the next steps to enhance a development or social structure.
We look to partner with energetic organizations that want to effect changes that improve people’s lives measurably, improving health, economic status and educational outcomes.
Bart Burstein and Leslie White are the husband and wife team behind Pace Able. We bring an array of perspectives to share with grantees. Bart has been a tech executive in Silicon Valley. Leslie has both tech and education backgrounds.
Successful career through multiple Silicon Valley startups. Extensive experience in international business development and channels. Practicing Quaker.
Worked in development and marketing in Silicon Valley. Later became a reading specialist, working with struggling readers.
Over twenty years human resource leadership experience in both public and private companies. Forward thinking and startup-savvy executive.
Silicon Valley finance black belt, & guru CFO. Taken companies public and to $500M annual turnover.
Bay Area native and social impact aficionado, obsessed with impact.
How We Work
Pace Able actively partners with grantee agencies. For that reason, we only invite a few organizations to apply for grants. Beyond monetary support, we craft the partnership collaboratively to match our skills to the needs of the grantee. This is the process invited prospects can expect:
Fill out a concise statement of your organization’s goals, program, strategy and business plan.
Review & Converse
Pace Able and its advisory board will review the application and hold conversations with you to determine mutual fit.
Together we will craft a multi-year collaboration that will move your program to reach its goals.
Pace Able funds projects that make life better for people, projects that are scalable, sustainable and measurable. We engage with agricultural, health care and financial inclusion projects in the developing world. Most education projects are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Who We Fund
Technology that improves farmers’ productivity and profitability.
Programs that boost school achievement for children of color.
Innovative mobile money and other banking solutions for farmers and small businesses.
Systems to improve public health and health outcomes.