1. Familiarize Yourself with our Goals and Grantmaking Approach
Applicants should familiarize themselves with our Mission, Principles, Impact Areas and Grantmaking Approach.

2. Speak with a Program Officer
All applicants are required to speak with a Foundation program officer to discuss the proposed project, confirm eligibility to apply, and determine alignment to Foundation goals. Once eligibility, alignment, and readiness have been confirmed, a program officer will issue a URL link to our online application. Please contact a Program Officer within the Impact Area most aligned to your organization and its work.

3. Complete the Application
Grant requests must be submitted through Peter Kiewit Foundation online grant application portal and adhere to Foundation guidelines. Before an application can be submitted, the applicant must complete all required fields and upload all required attachments. The length and level of detail within an application should correspond with the size and complexity of the project. Applicants should provide enough information for the Foundation to fully understand the project. Please use the links below to review checklists of items required to complete our applications:

Capital Application Checklist

Operating Support Checklist

Program Application Checklist

4. Submit the Application
The Foundation accepts and makes decisions on grant applications on a quarterly basis. All applications must be submitted through our online application portal by midnight on the deadline date.

Application Deadline Funding Notification
January 15 March 31
April 15 June 30
July 15 September 30
October 15 December 31


5. Communicate Changes
The applicant needs to inform the Foundation of any significant organizational, programmatic, or financial changes impacting the project that occur after an application has been submitted.