Impact Polk

Note: Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, many are stretched thin at this time. For this reason, this year’s grant cycle opens a bit later than past years, and GiveWell Community Foundation will not be hosting a Grant Orientation meeting for Impact Polk 2018.

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

Apply for an Impact Polk grant:

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.

Impact Polk 2018 grant cycle begins October 23 and closes November 13.

» 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)