PMIEF awards grants to nonprofits for innovative initiatives that integrate project management learning into youth programs and strengthen the nonprofits’ internal capacity.


Our grants fund projects which address one or more of the following goals:

  • Raise the awareness of project management in youth serving nonprofits across the globe
  • Introduce and promote the use of project management as a life skill to youth
  • Recognize leadership in project management
  • Encourage new ventures related to project management
  • Advance the understanding of project management

2018 Grantees

100Kin10/National Center for Civic Innovation

Responding to Teachers' PM Needs through 100Kin10's Networked Approach

US $230,000

To build on the success and to address the findings of 100Kin10’s PMIEF planning grant for “Designing a Response to Teachers’ Project Management Needs” by 1) refining, designing, and concretizing the organization’s collaborative problem-solving tools and 2) building its network partners’ interest in, and deepening their understanding of, project management so they leverage the tools to design and to test one or more shared solutions to address science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers’ project management needs, thereby raising awareness for how project management strengthens instructional practices.

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries - Hivos

Strengthening the Hivos Project Management Way of Working (PMWoW)

US $200,000

To enhance the proficiency, effectiveness, and efficiency of Hivos staff worldwide through capacity development in the organization’s PMWoW by further developing the necessary infrastructure to ensure Hivos is a technically and procedurally competent nonprofit with global reach and impact.

Junior Achievement Ireland

PMIEF – JA Ireland Teacher PM & PBL Training Initiative

US $138,165

To build on the success of the “PMIEF – JA Ireland Project Management Skills for Life for Students and Teachers” initiative by delivering project management and project-based learning training and mentoring to more secondary school teachers nationwide to enhance their pedagogy and to better ensure their ability to lead high-quality instruction for students.

Junior Achievement USA

Enriching JA My Way™ with Project Management

US $200,000

To build on the success of the PMIEF-funded “JA Online Project Management Module on Demand” by 1) designing and administering a survey to ascertain young people’s understanding of, and interest in deepening, project management knowledge and 2) leveraging survey findings to create an instructional project management web application within JA My Way™ that showcases the Module on Demand to help youth identify connections between project management and their goal attainment.

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund - NMCF

PMIEF – NMCF capacity building through PM initiative

US $200,002

To acquire project management knowledge through fundamentals training and to apply that knowledge to business planning, operations documenting, monitoring and evaluation, and establishment of a project management office, all of which will allow NMCF to achieve impact, legacy, and sustainability.

Pratham Education Fund

Women's Livelihood Enhancement and Advancement Using Project Management

US $100,000

To build the project management capabilities of unemployed and underemployed women in India ages 18 to 30 through an intensive training program to better enable their workforce readiness and job retention, thereby creating a pathway out of poverty and helping them move toward self-sufficiency.

Stitching SNV Nederlandse Ontwikkelingsorganisatie - SNV

Sustainable PM capacity strengthening at SNV: Developing e-learning PM training for SNV staff

US $179,493

To design and to deliver eLearning training modules that enable SNV staff to build capacity in project management knowledge areas so they more effectively and efficiently help people globally access and develop the capabilities, services, and opportunities they require to lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

World Relief

Building PM Capacity to Serve the Most Vulnerable

US $150,000

To cultivate and to optimize the project management capabilities of staff within World Relief’s key departments – administration, international programs, and marketing – through the delivery of project management fundamentals training and the provision of ongoing coaching to better ensure the organization fulfills its mission and realizes its vision.


Our strategy has evolved and become more focused on youth-serving nonprofits. Please note that grants made in previous years may not be aligned with the current strategic goals of PMIEF.

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