News & Updates

The Pierce Famimly Foundation gave our first grant in 2008. In early September of 2018, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, PFF staff members went on a two-day whirlwind tour to all of our Core...
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is partnering with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus in an effort to boost the capacity of local, suburban...
On June 26, 2018 youth service providers, funders, City of Chicago officials, community stakeholders and young people gathered to celebrate the impact of the Chicago Youth Storage Initiative (CYSI).
In April 2018, the Pierce Family Foundation convened several grantees for a conversation regarding the unique opportunities and challenges facing these agencies in working with staff teams that...
“How many FTE staff members does it take to raise $XX?” This is a question those in the nonprofit community hear often. The Pierce Family Foundation sent a survey to PFF grantees, other Chicago...
Pierce Family Foundation Executive Director Marianne Philbin recently published a blog piece on Grantcraft, a service of Foundation Center. "9 Strategic (and Inexpensive) Ways Funders Can Support...
2017 has been a big year for the Chicago Youth Storage Initiative. In addition to our current storage program partners - La Casa Norte, Unity Parenting and Counseling, Puerto Rican Cultural Center,...
Fund the People, a national effort to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce, has published a toolkit that provides guidance, best practices, and data to help funders and nonprofits alike...
The Pierce Family Foundation announced the publication of Equipped and Ready: A Best Practices Manual for Preparing Homeless Services Staff to Succeed. This is free for use and can be downloaded here.
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...