The PIMCO Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The PIMCO Foundation supports women’s social and economic empowerment globally and community development in the greater Newport Beach, California and New York City areas.

IP TAKE: The PIMCO Foundation supports K-12 education through its women’s social and economic empowerment and community development programs. It has invested extensively in secondary education, mentoring and college and career readiness programs, as well as women’s and children’s advocacy. This funder accepts inquiries via email

PROFILE: The PIMCO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Pacific Investment Management Company, a multinational financial company based in Newport Beach, California. The foundation invests in nonprofits around the world, aiming to “empower people to reach their full potential.” Its grantmaking initiatives are women’s social and economic empowerment and community development in Orange County, California and the New York, New York metro area.

PIMCO supports K-12 education through both its women’s and community development initiatives, focusing mainly on secondary education, career and college readiness, and entrepreneurship. Through its signature Women Forward program, PIMCO has partnered with Girls Write Now, a New York City-based writing and mentoring program, and the Women’s Refugee Commission, a global organization that advocates for the rights of women and children. Through its community development program, the foundation supports Build, an organization that mentors teens in urban areas across the U.S. as they develop entrepreneurial skills and apply to college.   

PIMCO’s yearly grant application cycle begins in late March, when application materials and RFPs are updated on the foundation’s grants program page.  

This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals, but general inquiries about funding may be made to Amber Skalsky via email.


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