The Pierce Family Foundation supports more than 100 nonprofit organizations in Chicago, with ongoing general operating support. A full map of our grantmaking can be found here, courtesy of Foundation Center. Of these grantees, a subset of 7-12 organizations are chosen as Core Grantees. For multiple years, each Core Grantee receives general operating support as well as a host of other capacity building benefits.


Center for Changing Lives
Center for Changing Lives partners with those held back by lack of resources and economic opportunity in order to uncover possibilities, overcome barriers, and realize their potential.
Facing Forward to End Homelessness
Facing Forward to End Homelessness' mission is to end homelessness for families and individuals by offering hope, help and housing.
New Moms
The New Moms mission is to share the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with everything they need to transform their lives.
Northwest Side Housing Center
The Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) is a HUD-Certified, community-based, nonprofit organization that engages, educates and empowers the community.
Sarah's Circle
Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space.
The Crib at The Night Ministry
The Crib is an emergency overnight youth shelter operated by The Night Ministry.
The Renaissance Collaborative
The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc. promotes self-sufficiency through an innovative and comprehensive network of supportive housing, employment, and educational services.