A Legacy of Giving
Guided by the belief in the inherent dignity of all persons, the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation works to meet the basic human needs of the most marginalized members of the human family, including socioeconomically disadvantaged youth; the aged; persons with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities; and those with the fewest material resources.
In addition to the above, the Foundation seeks to serve religious communities and correlative organizations of Judeo-Christian beliefs. To this end, the Foundation strives to enact through its grantees the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty; clothe the naked; care for captives; shelter the homeless; visit the sick, and assist the mourning.
Areas of Giving
In accordance with the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy, The Foundation makes grants and donations to organizations that fall into four areas of giving:
The Foundation provides grants to organizations that support programs in the areas of sustainable water infrastructures and nutiritional and food access programs, such as food banks, and meal programs (soup kitchens).
The Foundation provides grants to programs that assist in the areas of homelessness, victims of domestic and family violence, victims of human trafficking, teenage single mothers, disadvantaged youth, and youth in foster care.
The Foundation provides scholarships to students, grants to educational institutions, public schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities, and supports academic leadership and research.
The Foundations provides grants to organizations that support programs in the areas of mental and behavorial healthcare, physical healthcare, persons with disablitites, disadvantaged youth, crisis assistance, religious organizations, human trafficking, seniors, social services, and solutions to humanitarian issues.
Building on 60 years of impact
Bill Pulte was a builder.
He was well known, of course, as builder of homes and the builder of a company. But really, Bill Pulte was a builder of communities, goodwill, spirit, family and faith.
University of Notre Dame
Through the Pulte Institute for Global Development (PGID), the Integregation Lab (iLab), the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) a variety of scholarships, and the World Peace Center, the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation has combined forces with the University of Notre Dame in an effort to address global poverty and inequality through policy, practice and partnership.