News & Updates

The Ujima Village shelter on Chicago's South Side is the home to new lockers, where youth experiencing homelessness can safely and securely store their belongings. 
The Peer Skill Share program will have a new home in 2016: it will now be housed at Forefront in Chicago (formerly Donors Forum). When Pierce Family Foundation began Peer Skill Share back in 2010, we...
An ongoing NPR Illinois series, Illinois Issues: No Place to Call Home, recently examined youth homelessness in the state, and how the budget impasse is affecting critcal services for this population...
Read all about the Chicago Youth Storage Initiative, including photos of volunteers prepping spaces for the lockers, in The Windy City Times.
PFF-supported Chicago Youth Storage Initiative is featured on CityLab, a news website published by The Atlantic and on WBEZ's The Morning Shift.
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.
The Pierce Family Foundation has been featured as "most downloaded" in Grantmakers for Effective Organization's Playbook.
Since Peer Skill Share was launched in 2010, more than 800 individuals from 300 nonprofit organizations have participated in this free, one-on-one professional development program. When surveyed,...
In response to Top Talent Institute alumni requests for more programming to support their learning in the program, Pierce Family Foundation offered "coaching" exclusively for alumni.
The Foundation has hosted several free workshops for grantees in 2015, providing an important avenue for professional development, peer network, and increased organizational knowledge.