The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust awarded the Historic Pullman Foundation a grant to strengthen HPF’s fundraising and communications efforts. The capacity-building grant comes as HPF formalizes its role as Pullman National Monument’s (PNM) “friends organization.” The partnership with National Park Service became official on February 19, 2021.
The Trust’s support will enable HPF to address three key goals outlined in its strategic plan.
+ Increase revenue to ensure that HPF and PNM have the funding they need to support their future priorities.
+ Enhance visibility so that Chicago’s only national park is well known in the Chicago region and beyond; and HPF is known as the vehicle to support it.
+ Partner with PNM to ensure that it is an accessible and welcoming place where visitors discover and understand the relevance of the many stories of Pullman.
“We are honored to receive this grant,” said HPF President, Joseph Szabo. “The Trust’s generous support is significant as we expand our mission to create opportunities for all people to experience and understand the continuing American story that is Pullman."