Helping Chicago nonprofits increase their impact through technology

Helping Chicago nonprofits increase their impact through technology

WHY WE EXIST

OUR MISSION

The Thierer Family Foundation’s mission is to increase the impact of nonprofit organizations by helping them leverage innovative ideas and technology in order to be more effective, efficient and sustainable.

WHAT WE FUND

OUR FOCUS AREAS

HOW WE GIVE

IMPACT PROJECTS & TECHNOLOGY GRANTS

We believe that by combining technology with the necessary funding and expertise, we can enable organizations to be more effective, more efficient and more sustainable… in turn allowing them to do more good.


As such, we focus our grant making on projects that leverage technology to help improve operations and enhance the organization’s ability to deliver on its mission.


Want to learn more about our grant programs, criteria, and how to apply? Click the button below!

Impactful

Has a significant impact on the organization and/or their ability to deliver on their mission

Innovative

Leverages a forward-thinking approach that provides a creative solution to the challenge

Strategic

Leverages a big picture view of the problem / solution and features a well-defined business plan to ensure success

Sustainable

Able to be self-supported by the organization beyond the Impact Project timeline

WHAT WE'RE UP TO

OUR BLOG

Blog

Introducing our 2018 Grantees

3 January

At the beginning of 2018, the Thierer Family Foundation committed to help nonprofit organizations increase their impact by helping them leverage technology to be more effective, efficient and sustainable. We kicked off our first round of Impact Project Grants and selected five incredible grantees with technology projects that we felt would have a significant impact […]

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Blog

Finding our Mission at the Intersection of Need and Expertise

21 September

When we started the Thierer Family Foundation, our goal was to figure out how we could have the greatest impact on the causes we care about with the resources we had available. In order to define our mission, we decided that the best thing to do was to meet with some of the amazing nonprofit […]

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