PM Capable Nonprofits and NGOs Grantmaking

PMIEF awards grants for innovative initiatives that deliver project management training to ensure PM Capable Nonprofits that can meet the needs of the populations they serve.


PMIEF awards grants to nonprofit organizations to build their capacity by helping their professionals acquire and apply project management knowledge to mitigate challenges in their everyday work.

The foundation recognizes the value of project management as a business solution, so it funds nonprofits’ project management training to ensure they become more efficient and more effective in their delivery of services. This grantmaking strategy allows PMIEF to touch people’s lives worldwide by making a difference in the organizations on which they rely for support.


2017 PM Capable Nonprofits and NGOs Grantees

Helen Keller International

Improving Nutrition in Côte d’Ivoire through Project Management

US $175,000

To deliver project management training to build the capacity of the organization's project and country directors in Africa as well as to equip its National Nutrition Council partners to better combat pandemic malnutrition in Côte d’Ivoire.

Special Olympics

PMIEF – Special Olympics Project Management Center of Excellence

US $150,000

To build Special Olympics’ capacity through project management training for staff worldwide and establishment of a Project Management Center of Excellence to permit enhanced fundraising to generate increased resources, more high-quality programming in the organization’s seven regions, and improved communications through consistent internal and external messaging.

True Colors Fund

PMIEF – TCF PM for Communities Initiative

US $150,000

To enable communities to devise comprehensive project plans to mitigate homelessness among (particularly marginalized) youth through a multi-pronged initiative that includes project management training for True Colors Fund staff, development of a Project Management Toolkit for Communities, training for community coalitions across the U.S. on the Toolkit, and creation of an online course based on the Toolkit.


For Grant Seekers


Nonprofit organizations with either 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent thereof may apply for a PM Capable Nonprofits grant. Refer to our Grant Guidelines for more information. 

If you are interested in a grant, please review the How to Apply and Funding Requirements and Decisions pages for eligibility and application requirements.