Palmer Community Foundation

Making Palmer a better place to live, work, and play

The Palmer Community Foundation (PCF) supports local resiliency and self-reliance in Matanuska River watershed communities. We are committed to maintaining Palmer as a thriving community where people can live, work, raise families, and retire. Through our competitive grant program, we support local projects and organizations that are essential to the vitality of our area.


Palmer Community Foundation awarded six grants to local nonprofits during our 2022 competitive grant program. $15k was granted to promote arts, health and wellness, wildlife, and youth in the Palmer area. PCF uses proceeds from its permanent endowment to award grants that support charitable organizations and programs in Matanuska River communities. Thanks to our many generous supporters for making these grants possible!


The Palmer Community Foundation is a long-term endowment for our local community. Donations to our permanent endowment fund are professionally managed and protected by The Alaska Community Foundation. Your contribution to PCF is an investment in the future of our community and 100% of your gift goes directly to grantmaking. As our endowment grows through investment income, bequests, and continued donations, it will offer an increasingly large resource to meet local needs over time.

To learn more about the relationship between PCF and The Alaska Community Foundation, please click here.