Impact Polk

Impact Polk is the community grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity serving Polk County and in good standing with the IRS may apply for an Impact Polk grant. All submitted applications are reviewed by staff to ensure they meet grant program guidelines. Approved applications are distributed to fundholders for funding consideration.

Deadline to apply for an Impact Polk 2018 grant was November 13, 2017. Details on Impact Polk 2019 coming soon.

Apply for an Impact Polk grant:

» Start by reading the Application Guidelines (PDF)

» Frequently Asked Questions and Video Tutorial (link)

» Grant Application Resources:

Important Dates:

» October 23, 2017 | Open application process begins
» November 13, 2017 | Full applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm
» March – June 2018| Final grant award notices*

* Our fundholders view applications for funding consideration. While we try our best to obtain decisions in a timely manner, we don’t guarantee an exact time when final grant notices will be.

If You Receive Funding:

» Agencies awarded funding will receive a grant approval letter with detailed instructions.

View previous Impact Polk publications:

» Impact Polk 2017 (PDF)
» Impact Polk 2016 (PDF)
» Impact Polk 2015 (PDF)
» Impact Polk 2014 (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact our Grants Manager, Johnna Martinez at