PwC Charitable Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The PwC Charitable Foundation funds K-12 projects through its education and People of PwC giving programs. 

IP TAKE: The PwC Foundation supports a broad range of projects in the area of K-12 education. Potential applicants should contact a local PwC office to begin the application process.

PROFILE: Based in Tampa, Florida, the PwC Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a global accounting and professional services firm based in London. Since its establishment in 2001, the PwC Foundation has invested over $31 million in grants to education. The foundation supports “innovative organizations that create better access and programs for the underserved, as well as prepare, train or re-credential talent for jobs in today’s changing economy.” This foundation maintains three areas of funding: education, humanitarianism and “People of PwC,” which prioritizes organizations in which PwC employees are involved. (This always goes last in the 1st section)

PwC funds education programs and projects across the United States. Preferring a broad approach, the foundation does not name specifics regarding its investments in education.

PwC grants range from $5,000 to over $3 million. For its larger education grants, PwC generally identifies established organizations that align with its funding priorities. Recent PwC education grantees include the MIND Research Institute, which aims to improve math education through rigorous research and innovative curricula, and the History Makers, an African-American oral history database and education program. The foundation often funds smaller organizations through its People of PwC program. Recent People of PwC grantees include New York on Tech, a program that brings technology and internship opportunities to diverse populations of high school students in New York City. Funded projects may be further explored on PwC’s stories page.

Potential grantees should contact a local PwC office, where employees can recommend a new project or organization for funding.