Denis and Martha Pierce have been life-long philanthropists. Their charitable contributions to organizations both local and beyond have always been a part of their personal and professional lives. In an effort to maximize their investments in the community and facilitate growth and stability in nonprofits overall, the Pierces created the Foundation in December 2007. From the beginning, the Foundation wasn’t afraid to try new things, such as a pointed investment in nonprofit technology and supporting administrative projects that often had trouble finding funding. The Foundation made the deliberate decision to spend-out and officially sunset on December 31, 2023. Read the full history here.

The Pierce family at the foundation launch party in 2008.