Community Foundation News

Holiday Food Grants Feed Polk County

Nonprofits providing holiday food receive support It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and, for many, the past few days were a break from constantly busy routines to enjoy time with family and friends. For numerous nonprofits across the county, however, the past few days were even busier than normal as they set out to provide meals … Read On »

Introducing GiveCard!

Regifting GiveCards: It’s not only acceptable…it’s preferred. Want to help our community nonprofits in a fun and interactive way? Then give a GiveCard to friends, family members, co-workers or to the person who has everything! You can choose either a physical or virtual GiveCard, and they can be loaded with  any amount, with a minimum amount of $20. … Read On »

7 Tips for Writing a Stellar Final Grant Report

Showcase your organization in the best way. You spent a lot of time writing a grant application and are lucky enough to receive funding. Then the excitement begins of being able to run a successful program or project. After spending countless hours on your project you feel accomplished with the results and the impact it’s … Read On »

Alliance for Independence’s Grant Continues to Provide Impact

Impact Polk Grant Makes Safety and Comfort Improvements Possible for Alliance for Independence Alliance for Independence (AFI)’s Carleton Group Home’s residents can now move a little more freely and safely thanks to a $13,895 grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation as part of the 2014 Impact Polk grant cycle. … Read On »

Welcome Our New Board Members

With the start of the new fiscal year underway, we are honored to welcome six new board members to our Board of Directors. Each individual brings valuable experience and expertise, as well as a passion for our community. Find out more about our new and current Board Members by clicking the photo below.

GiveWell Community Foundation Reaccreditated for National Standards

National Standards is the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. We work to support the causes our community cares about, from supporting the arts and expanding literacy to feeding the hungry and curing illness. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to … Read On »

10 Best Practices for Impact Polk Grant Applications

The October 10 deadline for submitting Impact Polk grant applications is quickly approaching, so as you putting the finishing touches on your organization’s application, check out the following tips from our Grant Manager, Johnna Martinez. These tips are personal suggestions for consideration and are, by no means, a guarantee for receiving funding. Brief Project Description: This … Read On »

2014-2015 Impact Polk Grant Process Now Open!

Nonprofit organizations who do work in Polk County and are in good standing as described in Section §170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code are invited to apply for a grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation’s Impact Polk Grant Program. The Impact Polk Community Grant Program addresses community needs and fosters civic leadership and engagement throughout … Read On »

GiveWell Community Foundation Launches New Website

Enhanced features and helpful information priorities for new website GiveWell Community Foundation is excited to launch a brand new website to help us better serve the organizations we support and the donors who help us achieve our mission.  Our new site adds features like a community nonprofit calendar and provides easy access to fund information, … Read On »