About the Foundation

Working with grantees that focus on homelessness and affordable housing, Pierce Family Foundation provides support that keeps organizations strong so that programs can thrive. We believe in:

  • Unrestricted general operating grants.

  • Supporting real costs and real needs, including "back office."

  • Offering help beyond the grant, via numerous support programs.

  • Minimal application and reporting process for grantees.

  • Working hard to listen, respond, and innovate.

The Pierce Family Foundation stays engaged with the nonprofit sector through affinity groups such as Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Donors Forums, and Funders Together Against Homelessness. Our staff members are active in the sector, speaking on panels, participating in communities of practice, and otherwise advocating for "full mission funding" of nonprofit organizations.