About Us

The Palmer Community Foundation (PCF) supports local resiliency and self-reliance, now and into the future. We are committed to maintaining Palmer as a vital and healthy place where people can live, work, raise families, and retire. To support our community, we promote individual, family, and business philanthropy and provide grants to local projects and organizations. We offer a local vehicle for residents and visitors to invest their time, talent, and resources in helping the Palmer area thrive.

Palmer is a community of people committed to working together to solve problems, nurturing our valued historical and environmental heritages, celebrating life through cultural, artistic, athletic, and spiritual expression, promoting education and economic prosperity, all to sustain the well-being of our local organizations that provide services to our citizens.

The Palmer Community Foundation is a long-term endowment for our local community. We encourage donations to our permanent fund, which is professionally managed and protected by The Alaska Community Foundation. Contributions to PCF allow you to invest in our community’s future and improve our quality of life, secure in the knowledge that your gift will be used to benefit Palmer area residents. As our endowment grows through investment income, bequests, and continued donations, it will offer an increasingly large resource to meet local needs over time.

Your donation to the unrestricted endowment or the operating endowment of the Palmer Community Foundation will:

  • Support local nonprofits with grants and educational opportunities
  • Leverage additional funds from the Rasmuson Foundation and The Alaska Community Foundation, which offer match challenges to PCF to encourage local giving. Your gift helps make us eligible for up to $125,000 in matching gifts toward our unrestricted endowment, and up to $60,000 in matching gifts toward our operating endowment.

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

To donate, please click here.