The Pulte Family Charitable Foundation partners with organizations that share our vision for a more caring and compassionate world.
Our Pulte Scholars are students and apprentices who emulate the entrepreneurial and giving spirit of Bill Pulte. The Foundation currently supports scholarships at the University of Notre Dame, Ferris State University, Academy of the Sacred Heart, South East Michigan Construction Academy and Industrial Arts Institute.
University of Notre Dame
Through the Pulte Institute for Global Development (PGID), the Integregation Lab (iLab), the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) and a variety of scholarships, 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.
Ferris State University
As Bill recognized during his lifetime, Ferris State University recognizes the importance of a skilled and responsive workforce to assure quality and value in home construction today. The Foundation established the William J. Pulte Construction Practices Lab and the William J. Pulte Construction Scholarship to help ensure Ferris State can continue developing leaders in the construction industry.
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Academy of the Sacred Heart (ASH) is part of an international community of more than 150 schools committed to forming global citizens. With 200 years of experience to draw upon, Sacred Heart educators build on best practices to design intentional, individual experiences to challenge each student. The Foundation has partnered with ASH to provide full scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial need.
Southeast Michigan Construction Academy
Southeast Michigan Construction Academy (SEMCA) is a school created by the construction industry, for the construction industry. Classes are taught by trade Masters at four locations throughout Southeast Michigan. The school offers certification in the trades of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, sheet metal and roofing. The Foundation’s partnership with SEMCA creates up to 26 full-ride scholarships per year.
Industrial Arts Institute
The Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), located in Onaway, Michigan, is a non-profit organization that specializes in building the professional trades workforce. IAI’s Comprehensive Industrial Welding (CIW) Program is the fastest and highest welder certificate program in Michigan giving CIW students the opportunity to earn numerous American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. IAI takes a hands-on, project based approach to its welding program, providing expert faculty support with deep industry experience. The fast track, intensive, structural & pipe welding program not only builds useful skills for students but also produces workforce ready employees.
Faith Community Partnerships
The Center for Interreligious Understanding (CIU) operates on the premise that religions have great power and through theological dialogue, we can harness that power for good. The CIU works with religious leaders of all beliefs to explore common goals and create constructive systems for fighting intolerance.
With the belief that all men and women are gifts from God, St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen (SLSK) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that strives to provide sustenance, medical and dental care and other social services to less fortunate members of the Detroit community at no cost.
Through partnerships with local organizations, Mission ONE supports the expression of the Church in communities across the globe. Mission ONE provides support with strategic projects, training and relief services.
The Pulte Family Charitable Foundation (PFCF) is supporting a research study carried out by the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) and Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas.