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 competitve grant cycle we support local projects and organizations that are essential to the vitality of our area.


The 2022 competitive grant program will open on February 1st and run through March 15th. Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000 and support a variety of community needs such as health and wellness, education, outdoor recreation, arts and culture, and community development. We seek projects that have an impact on a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Click here for more information about the 2022 PCF competitive grant program


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 grant making. 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.