Application Process

Please Note: We recently changed our application process.

Logging In & Account Creation

New Applicants: Applicants for foundation grant support should create an account on the PacifiCorp Foundation Grant Application Portal. The account will be reviewed for eligibility and you will receive login credentials within two business days via email. (Most are approved the same day, especially as an application deadline approaches.)

Previous Applicants: If you have previously applied for a foundation grant, your login username is your email address and you should click on “Reset or create password”. If that doesn't work, please create an account.

You may create multiple individual user accounts for each organization. Typically, there will be an application contact (Grant Writer) and an application signatory (Executive Director). The contact and signatory may also be the same person.

Application Information

All applicants should submit an application using the online grant application portal. To access the application, login to the portal and click on the link in the navigation column to the left titled “Apply for a Grant”. Then click on the application link for the cycle that most closely matches your organization, not the project. An organization may also submit a request for small capital funding during any of the four cycles. The maximum amount available for small capital grants is $5,000.

Please complete and submit your application on or before the cycle deadline. The proposal may be saved in draft form for you to return and finish later. Specific documents or letters are NO LONGER REQUIRED. You may attach any documents, reports, brochures, videos or other files that support your application. Those may include documents such as Financial Statements, Recommendation or Reference Letters, Annual Reports and Collateral materials. To attach the document, click on the plus sign to the right, click on add files, select the file, click start upload and X out when complete.

Please be prepared to provide the following information:  

  • Program Title;
  • Summary for how the funds will be used (very brief description – 150 words or less);
  • Amount requested (typical grants are between $2,000 and $5,000);
  • Overall Project Cost;
  • Estimated number of people benefitting from the requested funding;
  • STEM related? (Yes/No) This is primarily for education related requests which focus on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math related education programs;
  • Benefits Veterans? (Yes/No);
  • Communities served by the requested funding (cities/counties must be located within the utility service territory);
  • Project/Program Request in Detail (Examples: How does the project align with your organization’s mission? How will the requested funds be used? What challenges does this project face and what mitigation steps are being taken?);
  • Measuring results (Describe your overall goals, expected impact and specific, measurable objectives. How do you plan to track, measure and evaluate the results?);
  • Other contributors; (Please provide a list of other contributors and/or potential contributors in the community);
  • How will your organization recognize the Foundation?
  • Is there a utility employee affiliated with your organization, such as a board member?
  • Does this organization receive funding from any other PacifiCorp sources outside of the Foundation?
  • Documents; (Please attach relevant documents that support your application (ie: Financial Statements, Recommendation or Reference Letters, Annual Reports and Collateral Materials).