Mercy Homes: An interview with Pulte Family Foundation’s President, Nancy Pulte Rickard

“The concepts of ‘family’ and ‘home’ are at the core of our mission,” says Nancy Pulte Rickard, President of the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation. “Whether it is helping kids in crisis in Chicago find a safe harbor or migrant families in Immokalee, Florida get out of grossly overcrowded container houses, or helping people get out of living in garbage dumps in developing countries—this is what we aspire to do….the children whom Mercy Home serve certainly represent an increasing population of vulnerable people. Standing up for the underdog and the less fortunate—those values were important to my dad.”

~ Nancy Pulte Rickard

Read Mercy Home’s Interview with Pulte Family Founation’s President, Nancy Pulte Rickard.


Authority Magazine Names Nancy Pulte Rickard as a Social Impact Hero

Nancy Pulte Rickard, MPA, is a philanthropist and the President and Chairman of the Board at the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation, an organization that supports nonprofits and academic institutions that work to address humanitarian initiatives in the United States and globally. Nancy is the daughter of William J. Pulte (1932–2018), a humanitarian, builder, and the founder of PulteGroup. As President, Nancy advances her father’s legacy by providing leadership for the Foundation’s strategies, direction, and partnerships, such as the Pulte Institute for Global Development at the University of Notre Dame.

Read the full interview here 

Pulte Family Foundation Receives Platinum Seal of Transparency by Candid


The Pulte Family Foundation has been awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency by Candid, the leading source of information on non-profits within the United States. Candid has served as an instrumental resource in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. Their directory of organization profiles offers detailed information on various foundations, from their missions to their financials.

To earn a platinum seal, the Foundation first had to meet the credentials for bronze, silver, and gold levels of transparency. With each tier, there comes an increased degree of public visibility. The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition, and less than 1% of organizations receive this seal.

The Foundation is proud to be recognized for providing a comprehensive look at how we are making a difference in nonprofits and educational organizations in the United States and globally.

You can click here to visit our Candid GuideStar profile.​

Pulte Family Charitable Foundation Releases 2021 Annual Report

The Pulte Family Charitable Foundation provides financial support to charitable organizations through Mission Giving, Legacy Giving, and Educational Initiatives. The Mission Giving Program supports eligible 501(c)3 organizations who are doing work aligned with the Foundation’s giving criteria through grants. The Legacy Giving Program continues Bill Pulte’s legacy of generosity by allowing his family to provide direct giving to charitable causes.

In 2021, the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation supported 170 organizations making grants and donations of $5,783,166.

This includes $4,189,950 provided through the Mission Giving Program, $289,995 provided through the Legacy Giving Program, $88,725 provided towards Scholarships and Educational Initiatives with additional $4 million to a Donor Advised Fund at the University of Notre Dame to support future scholarships and educational partnerships, and $1,214,496 provided through direct donations to charitable initiatives aligned with our mission.

Click here to view the 2021 Annual Report

Meet Our 2021 Grantees

In 2021, the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation supported 170 organizations making grants and donations of $5,783,166. This includes $4,189,950 through the Mission Giving program, $289,995 through the Legacy Giving program, $88,725 through scholarships and educational alliances, and $1,214,496 in other donations. An additional $4 million was given to a Donor Advised Fund at the University of Notre Dame to support future scholarships and educational partnerships.

Learn more about our grantees in our 2021 Annual Report. 


St. John’s Resort to Donate 100% of Profits to Pulte Family Charitable Foundation

The Inn at St John’s is now an extension of our Foundation. Here’s how the resort is living out our mission:

➡️ 100% of profits will be donated to support nonprofit & educational grants at the Pulte Family Foundation
➡️ Work/Study opportunities for students at Loyola High School & Detroit Cristo Rey High School through a partnered program.
➡️ Resort employees chose five local organizations to each receive a $10,000 grant. Congratulations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Covenant House Michigan Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Hope Clinic Living and Learning Enrichment Center

Learn more in our annual report