Plum Creek Foundation
The Plum Creek Foundation is proud to support organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities where we operate and where our employees live and work. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations throughout Plum Creek’s operating area. In 2012, the Foundation awarded a total of nearly $1.9 million to communities across the United States.
The Plum Creek Foundation focuses on four areas or types of organizations when considering grant requests:
Community - organizations that improve the quality of life and provide services that might not otherwise be available to residents in the communities where we operate.
Education - educational programs and organizations that enhance learning experiences for students of all ages and help kids become self sufficient and productive within their communities. Note: Classroom teachers in Montana must apply through the Montana Great Classroom Awards program instead of the Foundation. Please contact us if you need help sorting through the two programs.
Environment - organizations that promote environmental stewardship and awareness as well as those that teach environmental education.
Arts - organizations that creatively deliver quality arts and performance programs.
Organizations applying for Foundation funding must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or a public entity such as a city, school, or fire department.
- Applicants must operate in or offer services to the areas where Plum Creek operates. Please see the list of states and counties where Plum Creek operates here.
Contributions for the following types of groups and uses will generally not be considered:
Salaries, stipends and other forms of compensation.
Religious organizations for religious purposes.
War veterans and fraternal service organizations.
United Ways and operating expense requests from United Way-funded organizations.
National health organizations and programs, including local chapters.
Endowments or scholarships.
Grants or loans to individuals.
Fund-raising events, i.e., tickets, dinners, telethons.
Corporate memberships or contributions to Chambers of Commerce, taxpayer associations, and other organizations whose activities are expected to directly benefit Plum Creek.
Political organizations, campaigns, and candidates.
Note for Florida organizations: the Foundation’s 2013 budgeted funds for Florida only have been distributed in full. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept new Foundation applications from Florida until the January 31, 2014 deadline funding period. For more information, please contact Rose Fagler, Community Relations Manager for Florida, at 352-333-3733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Montana schools who meet the qualifications/requirements to apply for funding through the Montana Great Classroom Awards program are not eligible to apply for funding through the Foundation grant program.
Additional funding guidelines are described in the application, which may be downloaded below.
To apply for Foundation funding, please click on one of the application links below. For additional information on filling out and submitting the application, click on the Frequently Asked Questions link.
Applications are considered once each quarter. The application deadlines are listed below. Note that applications must be postmarked, not received, by the deadline date.
Plum Creek Foundation Timeline
||Application Postmark Deadline
||Approximate Meeting Date
||Approximate Funding Date
|| January 31, 2014
|| April 30, 2014
|| July 31, 2014
|| October 31, 2014
|| Mid-January 2015
(Please note: The Foundation's policy prohibits us from funding completed projects. If your project will be completed prior to the funding date, your application will not be considered.)
The Foundation Board meets to review grant applications approximately 4-6 weeks after the application deadline date. You will receive written notification of the Board's decision approximately two weeks after the meeting date.
Grant Acknowledgment Receipt
Use of Funds Report
For more information about the Plum Creek Foundation or Plum Creek's giving programs, please e-mail email@example.com or call (206) 467-3664.