Pierce Family Foundation

Location: 1 N. Dearborn Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, 60602 IL

EIN: 26-1459612

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5"Gets" nonprofits and issues5Builds relationships5Insightful5Openminded4Friendly4Gives more than money4Positive leader in the field4Responsive3Culturally sensitive3Risk taker1Likes site visits

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Pierce Family Foundation

Dec 18, 2017

Reviewer 7166 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It's best to have a preliminary phone conversation to describe your need for the funding request and to see if your project is an area that they are interested in funding.

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Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Nov 02, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Feel free to set up a call. The great thing about Pierce is that they want non-profits to succeed. You can be honest about what your needs are as long as they reflect your goals and mission.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Nov 01, 2017

Reviewer 3700 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Pierce Foundation is one of the key players on the nonprofit funder scene in Chicago, so do your homework before calling them. They are loyal and dedicated to their grantees--and provide an entire 'basket' of 'perks' unheard of with other grantors.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 30, 2017

Reviewer 177 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

PFF has a well-earned reputation as being a grantee-friendly foundation that cares about capacity building and really understands nonprofits and their needs. And they often volunteer additional support or resources to help us accomplish our mission. I hold them up as the model funder!

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 27, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They do not fund a large number of organizations since they fund for 5 years at a time and make a significant investment in grantees. This means they are not looking for new grantees very often and you need to be introduced to the foundation by someone known to them.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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