News & Updates

The Pierce Family Foundation announced the publication of Equipped and Ready: A Best Practices Manual for Preparing Homeless Services Staff to Succeed. This is free for use and can be downloaded here.
Fund the People, a national effort to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce, has published a toolkit that provides guidance, best practices, and data to help funders and nonprofits alike...
Two years ago, a group of Chicago funders - including the Pierce Family Foundation - wanted to understand the landscape of nonprofit capacity building in the Chicago area, and how it might be...
The Pierce Family Foundation's Chief Technologist, David Krumlauf, was a panelist for a recent training offered by Idealware: "How to Get Your Technology Funded: Tips from Grantmakers." David was one...
Pierce Family Foundation was one of several funders highlighted in the Grantmakers for Effective Organization's (GEO) new publication, Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity.
The Homestretch, a Pierce Family Foundation-backed documentary about youth experiencing homelessness, was honored at the 37th News and Documentary Emmys on September 21, 2016. Featured in the film...
2016 has been a big year for the Chicago Youth Storage Initiative! The Initiative installed lockers in shelters all over the city, and also explored new storage options. Locker programs were launched...
The Peer Skill Share program made an appearance at the 2016 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) National Conference. Pierce Family Foundation Executive Director Marianne Philbin and Program...
Lara Brooks, director Chicago Youth Storage Initiative, a PFF-backed project, was a moderator at the recent Tiny Homes Summit in Chicago. Lara facilitated a panel of youth homeless service providers...
As a big believer in nonprofit capacity building, the foundation is thrilled when our grantees find new ways to increase their effectiveness - especially when they are inspired by one of our...