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Getting Started

1. Review PKF Goals and Grantmaking Approach
Please read through our Mission, Principles, Impact Areas and Grantmaking Approach to learn more about our funding priorities.

2. Speak with a Community Investment Officer
A representative from your organization should connect with a foundation Community Investment Officer (CIO) at least three weeks prior to the application deadline to discuss the proposed project, confirm eligibility to apply, and determine alignment to foundation goals. Please contact a Community Investment Officer within the Impact Area most aligned to your request. In most cases, a brief written summary of the request will be needed to determine alignment and readiness. If eligibility, alignment, and readiness are confirmed, a CIO will issue a URL link to our online application.

Connect With CIO By Application Deadline Funding Notification
December 20 January 15 April 1
March 26 April 15 June 25
June 25 July 15 September 23
September 24 October 15 December 21


3. Complete the Application
Please follow the foundation guidelines to complete your application through the online grant application portal. Please use the checklists below to support and guide you in completing the applications:

Capital Funding Questions

General Operating Funding Questions

Program Funding Questions

4. Submit the Application
The foundation accepts and makes decisions on grant applications on a quarterly basis. Please submit applications through our online application portal by midnight on the deadline date.

5. Communicate Changes
Please inform the CIO you connected with of any significant organizational, programmatic, or financial changes impacting the project or organization that occur after an application has been submitted.