How to Apply



Applicants for a PMIEF grant must ensure their proposed grant-funded initiative aligns with at least one of PMIEF’s areas of focus. Initiatives should leverage project management for social good as well as demonstrate innovation and the ability to yield measurable outcomes. 

Applicants must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, not-for-profit academic institution or not-for-profit research institute (an organization chartered by PMI or an affiliated organization of PMI may partner with a 501(c)(3) organization to submit a grant request, but the grant request must be submitted by the 501(c)(3) organization);
  • operate, organize and administer services without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability; and
  • if outside of the United States, comply with the Foreign Equivalency rules. 

Application Requirements

PMIEF accepts grant applications on a rolling basis; there is no submission deadline. After creating an online account, applicants must submit online using the grant application template. The required information includes details pertaining to:

  • organizational information;
  • organizational profile;
  • proposed initiative;
  • organizational financials;
  • initiative budget; and
  • initiative timeline with key milestones and deliverables.

Applicants must also submit the grant budget form. It requires itemization of personnel, direct, subgrant and indirect expenses by year. They must specify the amount requested from PMIEF relative to the total budget of the initiative and list other sources of funding for it.

In addition, applicants are required to submit:

  • a copy of the organization’s Internal Revenue Service determination letter verifying 501(c)(3)/nonprofit status;
  • an IRS W9 form (or W8 form for organizations outside the U.S.);
  • a copy of the organization's most recently audited financial statement; 
  • either a copy of the organization’s Internal Revenue Service Form 990 or equivalent documentation; 
  • an organizational budget; and a list of Board members.

Concept Note 

Please Note: PMIEF strongly advises applicants to develop and to submit a concept note as a precursor to submitting the grant application. While PMIEF does not mandate a specific format for the concept note, it should include a brief overview of the:

  • proposed initiative and how it aligns with our areas of focus;
  • anticipated outcomes of the initiative;
  • potential challenges in executing the initiative; 
  • partners, if any, that will support the initiative; and
  • organizational contact information, including the name(s), e-mail address(es) and telephone number(s) of the key person(s).

In addition, the concept note should provide a summary of the applicant’s organizational mission as well as an estimate of the grant amount to be requested.

Concept notes should be sent to with the subject line “Grant Application – Concept Note.”


How to Apply

  1. Create an account on, or log in.
  2. Access the grants application portal via the link in the sidebar.
  3. Complete your application. If you need to return to an in-progress application at a later date, you can revisit the application portal. Once you are logged in at, you'll see a "Return to application portal" link in the site main menu, as well as on this page.
  4. Submit your completed application.