We believe in operating globally but also in supporting local organisations in the communities in which we live and work. Since establishing the PIMCO Foundation in 2000, we have worked to support hundreds of local nonprofits. Our Foundations in the U.S., U.K. and Germany support local communities via local grant programmes.
Global Focus areas include:
- Hunger - We have long supported efforts to alleviate hunger in the communities where we live and work. Through this focus area, we have a strategic partnership with Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), We do not accept applications for our hunger-related grant-making.
- Gender equality - We match the resources, time and talents of our people with leading organisations around the world tackling the essential challenges facing girls and women today. We do not accept applications for our gender equality-related grant-making.
About PIMCO’s U.K. Local Grants Programme
In addition to our focus on hunger and gender equality, our U.K. Local Grants Programme focuses on Homelessness and Education and Employment for Youth.
Rough sleeping has reached record levels in England. Recent studies have shown that 4,751 people were living on the streets of England in the autumn of 2017, double the number of individuals rough sleeping just five years ago. As a firm that believes in contributing to the emergency needs in communities where our employees work and live, we seek to support organisations that are addressing the needs of the homeless in London. Consideration will be given to organisations focused on:
Education and Employment for Youth
Regardless of socio-economic status, geography or background, we believe all individuals should have equal access to education and employment. One group in particular – at-risk, vulnerable youth – is at greater risk of not transitioning to further education or meaningful work because of common barriers and formidable challenges. Our goals through this focus area are to:
- Provide support for targeted academic and social/emotional initiatives that serve under-performing pupils; programmes may also include parental academic involvement.
- Initiatives which contribute to childhood reading/writing advancement for underprivileged, minority, and/or immigrant children, and children with special needs.
- Applications open: 13 August
- Deadline to apply: 28 September
- Organizations will be notified of funding status in late November
- Funds will be distributed in December 2018 for a 2019 programme year
Amber Skalsky, Vice President
Organisations applying to our Grant Programme, and any PIMCO Foundation giving programme, must operate without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, marital status, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), or medical condition.