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

Inspiration Corporation Invests in Tech, Increases Efficiency for Staff

24 March

In 2018, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless estimated that over 76,000 Chicagoans experienced homelessness, including the more than 16,000 students reported as having unstable living situations by Chicago Public Schools (CPS).[1] In the face of such an overwhelming need, Inspiration Corporation’s Housing Program works to provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness with rental support […]

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Impact Project Grants

Lakeview Pantry Quickly Scales to Meet Unprecedented Need During COVID-19

19 June

COVID-19 changed the game for food pantries across the country. Lakeview Pantry has been able to quickly pivot and scale up their programming thanks to early technology investments. Learn more about how they were able to adapt while still meeting the needs of their clients.

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