Peter Kiewit Foundation has moved to a rolling grant cycle. Learn more about our application process here.

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
If your proposed project seems to be in line with our funding after reviewing step one, a representative from your organization should connect with a foundation Community Investment Officer (CIO) to discuss the project, confirm eligibility to apply, and determine alignment to foundation goals. Please contact the Community Investment Officer within the Impact Area most aligned to your request.

3. Complete a Request Summary
In most cases, a brief written summary of the request will be needed to determine alignment and readiness. Community Investment Officers (CIO) will send this out after they had a chance to visit with you about your project. If eligibility, alignment, and readiness are confirmed, a CIO will issue a URL link to our online application.

4. 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

5. Submit the Application
If any information is missing from your application or we have additional questions regarding your application, a Community Investment Officer will contact the person specified on your application.

6. 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 and prior to receiving a decision on your request.