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The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust

50 Congress St., Ste. 832

Boston, MA United States 02109-4017

Telephone: (617) 523-8368


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $29,073,594

Total giving: $1,340,333





Additional Contact Information

Tel. for Elizabeth Nichols, Prog. Dir.: (617) 523-8368 (Tues. and Thurs.)


Trust established in 1960 in MA - Harold Whitworth Pierce lived in Milton, MA, and was a partner at Tucker, Anthony & R.L. Day, a Boston investment banking and brokerage firm. When Mr. Pierce died in 1958, he left his estate to endow The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust

Purpose and Activities

The trust offers grants primarily for projects that will produce long-range benefits through leverage of the trust's resources. Grants are made for specific programs, for seed money, and for capital projects, especially those which can reduce operating costs. Occasional grants are made for operating support. Grants are focused on institutions and programs in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Teacher education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $29,073,594 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,316,672

Expenditures: $1,482,734

Total giving: $1,340,333

Qualifying distributions: $1,390,183