Other Special Projects

Foundation supports capacity building study

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 improved. To begin, this steering committee of funders commissioned a landscape scan of current capacity building needs and services. That study has been released and is available here.

Foundation Appears in GEO Publication

Pierce Family Foundation was one of several funders highlighted in the Grantmakers for Effective Organization's (GEO) new publication, Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity.

The Homestretch wins Emmy Award

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 are the stories of four Chicago youth, as well as two PFF grantees - Teen Living Programs and The Night Ministry's The Crib - who work with homeless youth.

PFF Supports Nonprofit Merger Project

A group of Chicago nonprofit and philanthropic leaders are coming together to study nonprofit mergers in the metropolitan area, with the goal of identifying best practices.