Since 1963, the PACF has served as a model of grantmaking and philanthropic giving in our region. Thanks to its partnerships with many caring citizens, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grant support to our region's regional nonprofit organizations and programs.

Types of Grants

  • Community Action Grants: Twice a year the Foundation's competitive grant process matches community needs with grants available from the Foundation's Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds.
  • Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) Grants: SUN grants (up to $4,000)  help organizations with non-budgeted, unforeseen, and time-sensitive emergencies or opportunities that arise from time to time and for which a quick response regarding Foundation support is necessary.
  • Donor Advised Grants: Grants are made from Donor Advised Funds established by individuals who wish to remain actively involved with how their donation is distributed to the community.

Guidelines For Grantseekers

For more details on PACF's grant opportunities vie our Guidelines for Grantseekers (PDF) or visit Grant FAQs. This information is designed to explain policies, priorities, limitations, deadlines, and other information you will need to know and the factors that influence funding decisions.


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