Palmer Community Foundation Announces First Annual Competitive Grant Cycle

The Palmer Community Foundation (PCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), is pleased to announce its first annual competitive grant cycle will be open until Thursday, January 25, 2018. PCF uses proceeds from its permanent endowment to award grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the greater Palmer area. PCF’s goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life in Palmer, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements.

It is with great excitement that we announce Palmer Community Foundation’s inaugural grant cycle. Grants awarded by PCF are made possible through the support of our generous donors and our relationship with The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation, and will enable us to make an impact and help strengthen our community. -Debby Retherford, PCF Advisory Board Chair

Grant applications must be submitted online and will be accepted from qualified, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that support charitable organizations and programs in the Palmer area. Grants may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development.

Individual grant award amounts may vary and a total of $5,000 will be awarded during this grant cycle. Grant projects must be completed within one year of the award. For more information, please visit


About the Palmer Community Foundation
The Palmer Community Foundation (PCF) is a permanent charitable fund for the greater Palmer area and is one of 10 Affiliate Community Foundations under the umbrella of The Alaska Community Foundation. PCF is committed to growing an endowment to strengthen the charitable nonprofits serving greater Palmer. Gifts to PCF help continue to foster philanthropy in Palmer by supporting nonprofits through grant distributions, working with local donors to help them support the causes they care about, and partnering with other organizations to improve the quality of life in Palmer. For more information, visit

About The Alaska Community Foundation
Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is a statewide platform for philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Managing more than $86 million in assets and over 433 funds for the benefit of Alaskans, ACF and their Affiliates grant $3 million to $5 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. ACF’s mission is to inspire the spirit of giving and connect people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever. For more information, visit or call 907-334-6700.