Eligibility Requirements

The Foundation makes only “qualifying distributions” as defined in the United States Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation defines these distributions as “grants.” Individuals, including PFM I, LLC and its subsidiaries’ past, present, and future employees and their immediate family members, and individuals within the community, are eligible for grants.

In addition, organizations eligible for grants are charitable organizations exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

If you are interested in applying for a grant from the PFM Foundation but have questions about eligibility, review our answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Qualifying Events

The Foundation will consider grant requests related but not limited to the following events:

  • Acts of nature
  • House fire (primary residence)
  • Victim of domestic or physical abuse
  • Victim of a crime
  • Illness, disease
  • Accident
  • Personal tragedy
  • Death of employee or family member
  • Disability of employee or family member
  • Items related to government declared disaster areas
  • Unscheduled and temporary:
    • Personal loss of job/income
    • Spousal/domestic partner loss of job/income
    • Loss of child support due to inability of the responsible party to make scheduled payments
    • Loss of alimony due to inability of the responsible party to make scheduled payments

Additional Information and Limitations

  • Insurance deductibles are not included.
  • Multiple applications can be submitted over time for the same event or hardship subject to other requirements, guidelines, or restrictions.
  • Grants will vary in size and range between $500 and $3,000 per award.
  • Grants approved and disbursed by the Foundation are not loans and do not have to be repaid.
  • Grants are limited to a total of $4,000 in any one calendar year unless approved by the Foundation’s Board on an exception basis.
  • Grants may be limited by funding or availability of funds.

For questions about the Foundation or application process you can also review our FAQs.

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