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Heather Parish named Field Catalyst

The Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is proud to announce the selection of the inaugural cohort of its Field Catalyst program. Among those chosen is Pierce Family Foundation Co-Executive Director Heather Parish. These 13 leaders from across the United States are established practitioners in community investment and development, racial justice, and …

PFF mentioned in Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy published an article highlighting the problems that nonprofits have with IT, particularly acute during the pandemic. The article profiled Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG), and their important work in both providing nonprofits with IT resources and encouraging more foundations to support IT needs. Pierce Family Foundation was mentioned as a funder who is …

PFF on Fund the People podcast

Pierce Family Foundation Co-Executive Director Heather Parish recently appeared on Fund the People, a podcast with Rusty Stahl. She is joined by Lisa May Simpson of Forefront, and the two discuss the importance of knowledge sharing in the nonprofit sector. Give it a listen!

Co-ED joins other Black philanthropic leaders in open letter

Co-Executive Director Heather Parish joined other Black philanthropic leaders in an open letter published in Crain’s Chicago Business, How to achieve the just treatment of Blacks – and all people of color. “The 21st-century activists who lead peaceful protests in our city and around the world represent the full spectrum of race, class and gender identity. They …

PFF Participates in National Day of Racial Healing

The Pierce Family Foundation hosted a Racial Healing Circle for grantees on Tuesday, January 21 as part of the National Day of Racial Healing. More than 40 such circles were held during the week at agencies all over Chicago. At PFF’s circle, more than one dozen representatives from our grantees took part and offered a number …