Grants

PFund Foundation's grant program supports emerging and established groups and organizations who are committed to building and advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities to thrive. We partner with local leaders in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin who combat homophobia and transphobia, discrimination, violence and isolation through:

Policy change

Culture change

Grassroots strategies

Holistic health and wellbeing

We annually award grants to LGBTQ and allied organizations and groups whose efforts align with our core pillars and strategic priorities. We provide funding for general operations, programs and projects. PFund Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

In addition to the elevated priorities, PFund Foundation's grants go to groups who work in one or more of the three pillars of social justice:

Next Grant Round

The next request for proposals will be announced soon. Keep checking here and our social media outlets for deadlines. Full proposals must be submitted through PFund Foundation's online grants management system at that time. Current grantee partners that plan to submit a proposal in the next grant round must include a brief progress report with the new proposal. Please respond to the brief progress report questions provided in the grant application form.

Grantee Highlight: Equality South Dakota

Grants FAQ

1How can I apply for a grant?
Our request for proposals (RFP) will be released after the new year. Applications must be submitted through our online grants management system by the scheduled deadline. Funding decisions will be made thereafter. Keep checking back for more information!
2What is the geographic focus of PFund Foundation's work?
PFund Foundation invests in the 5 state region of the upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Projects can have headquarters elsewhere, but the community impacted by the Foundation's funding must be in this region.
3What types of groups does PFund Foundation support?
PFund Foundation funds tax-exempt entities, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, with a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status or fiscal agent with a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status. On a case-by-case basis the Foundation will consider funding special projects administered by local units of government. However, the Foundation will not fund efforts that are traditionally the responsibility or function of government. PFund Foundation does not fund religious organizations for religious purposes, political campaigns, individual persons, for-profit organizations, public agencies for mandated services, or projects for the fulfillment of requirements toward a degree-granting program.
4What types of fund requests does the foundation consider?
PFund Foundation provides both operations, program-related grants, and projects in line with PFund's mission and grantmaking strategy.
5Does PFund Foundation fund lobbying?
PFund Foundation recognizes the importance of grassroots and direct lobbying efforts for many LGBTQ organizations. PFund Foundation will consider proposals for lobbying efforts on behalf of LGBTQ issues as a limited part of its annual grantmaking cycle, within the limits set by the 501(h) section of the tax code — legislation which allows a certain amount of expenditures by nonprofit organizations to be used for lobbying and advocacy activities.
6What are the grant reporting requirements?
Groups who receive grants are asked to submit a report one year after the grant is received through our online grants management portal. Details on how to complete this report will be emailed to all grant recipients before the deadline.