PM Ready Workforce Grantmaking

PMIEF awards grants for innovative initiatives that deliver project management training to ensure a PM Ready Workforce.


PMIEF awards grants to nonprofit organizations whose innovative initiatives deliver project management training to help meet workforce demands in a globally competitive society.


The foundation particularly invests in initiatives that enable unemployed and underemployed populations to acquire the skills necessary to ensure job placement and to help move them toward self-sufficiency. This grantmaking strategy allows PMIEF to play a pivotal role in closing skill gaps across an array of industries even as the foundation showcases the indisputable value project management adds to organizational success.


2017 PM Ready Workforce Grantees

114th Partnership

PMIEF – 114th Partnership Philadelphia Workforce Readiness Initiative

US $100,000

To design a project management-rich Spark 101 STEM Skills Video and accompanying training modules as well as to integrate project management into existing Spark 101 STEM Skills Videos to pilot all grant-funded content through a workforce readiness program delivered to unemployed and underemployed young adults in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, thus supporting their workforce readiness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) and/or project-intensive careers.


The PMIEF – CARE Initiative for Economic Recovery for Earthquake-Affected Producers and Entrepreneurs in Ecuador

US $175,000

To counter extreme poverty in the province of Manabi in the aftermath of the 2016 Ecuador earthquake by scaling up two previously piloted initiatives that strengthened Ecuadorian women producers’ and entrepreneurs’ business and finance skills as well as by integrating project management into them to 1) improve production, productivity, quality, and competitiveness in the local tourism, craft, and agricultural economies; 2) employ a  value chain and inclusive business approach to improve links in the tourism chain; and 3) establish a gender-equitable, solidarity-based economics program that spurs a culture of cooperation, mutual support, and reciprocity.


For Grant Seekers


Nonprofit organizations with either 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent thereof may apply for a PM Ready Workforce 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.