Strengthening nonprofits so programs can thrive.

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Strengthening nonprofits so programs can thrive.

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Strengthening nonprofits so programs can thrive.

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Strengthening nonprofits so programs can thrive.

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Strengthening nonprofits so programs can thrive.

OUR FUNDING PRIORITIES

Meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

Using a racial equity framework to focus our giving efforts.

Investing in people and infrastructure at nonprofits.

SECTOR-WIDE INITIATIVES

The Pierce Family Foundation invests in targeted organizations and projects that impact the nonprofit community in Chicago at large, building a stronger and more equitable sector.

CAPACITY-BUILDING

Effective funders listen to their grantees. Listening to ours taught us that they need support in areas that are often neglected by funders: infrastructure, planning, staff. Pierce Family Foundation supports these areas through a variety of methods.

  • Workshops and trainings
  • Top Talent Institute
  • Technology support
  • Supplemental grants