As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Palmer Community Foundation’s (PCF) goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for Palmer area residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in Matanuska watershed communities. Grants 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. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.

Competitive Grants Cycle

Our 2020 competitive grants cycle was open from February 14 to March 19, 2020. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system. We will begin accepting applications on our online grant system once our grant cycle opens on February 14, 2020.

Please direct general questions to PCF’s Program Manager, Erin Dwyer, at Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at or 907-334-6700.

PCF Grantee Resources

If you are a current Palmer Community Foundation (PCF) grantee and are looking for resources on how best to promote or share about the PCF grant your organization received, please click on the resources below.

Communication Guidelines for PCF Grantees

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If you have questions, please contact PCF at:

Please remember to check when your grant report is due and to complete the required grant report in the same online grant system your organization used to apply for the grant.