PIMCO believes that we have a responsibility to give back and to be a force for good.

PIMCO Foundation

Grants Program

The PIMCO Foundation awards grants through three areas of giving: Critical Community Needs, Education, and Gender Equality. Furthermore, we firmly believe organizations must have the capacity to support their infrastructure and human capital. For the grants we distribute, we allow an overhead rate of up to 25%.

The PIMCO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of global investment management firm PIMCO. Through the Foundation, we seek and invest in strategic, high-impact opportunities through which we can address important community needs and organize for change.

Since our inception in 2000, we have granted more than $29 million to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, that are focused on getting at-risk youth to and through college, and that address gender equality.

New this year: The PIMCO Foundation has moved to an invite-only process for our Education and Gender Equality focus areas. Invitations were sent out at the end of March; these focus areas are now closed.

To further understand our Grants Program, we invite you to review the information below.

Grants Program Focus Areas


Critical Community Needs: As a firm that believes in contributing to the communities where our employees work and live, we seek to support organizations that address critical community needs in Orange County, CA and the New York Metro Area. Consideration is given to organizations that deliver integrated services that encompass food security, homelessness and housing, and workforce development.

  • This focus area is now closed. Please return back to this page in January 2018 for an update on our Grants Program.
  • Access the 2017 RFP
  • This is an unsolicited call for applications. Organizations that meet the criteria as outlined in the RFP are welcome to apply.

Education: Regardless of socio-economic status, geography or background, we believe all individuals should have equal access to education. Through our Education focus area, we seek to support organizations that concentrate on early childhood (0-5 years) education and/or college access. When it comes to college access, we specifically seek to invest in innovative organizations that see low income, high-risk, first generation college students to and through college.

  • This focus area is now closed. Please return back to this page in January 2018 for an update on our Grants Program.
  • Access the 2017 RFP
  • There are no geographic restrictions for this focus area.
  • This program is by invitation only. Organizations that meet the criteria for this focus area will receive an email invitation and unique link through which they can apply for funding. Unsolicited applications will not be considered.

Gender Equality: Women comprise 70% of the world’s poorest people. Around the globe, women and girls bear a disproportionate amount of the consequences of war, violence, poverty, trafficking, and oppression of every kind. Here, we aim to invest in organizations that promote gender equality.

  • This focus area is now closed. Please return back to this page in January 2018 for an update on our Grants Program.
  • Access the 2017 RFP
  • There are no geographic restrictions for this focus area.
  • This program is by invitation only. Organizations that meet the criteria for this focus area will receive an email invitation and unique link through which they can apply for funding. Unsolicited applications will not be considered.

Questions?

Amber Skalsky, Vice President
(949) 720-4854
amber.skalsky@pimco.com

Emmanuelle Chandler, Program Coordinator
(949) 720-7599
emmanuelle.chandler@pimco.com



Below are a few of the organizations we support.

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Disclosures

The PIMCO Foundation awards grants through three areas of giving: Critical Community Needs, Education, and Gender Equality. Furthermore, we firmly believe organizations must have the capacity to support their infrastructure and human capital. For the grants we distribute, we allow an overhead rate of up to 25%.