What is Impact Polk?

Impact Polk is an annual competitive, donor-directed grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. Impact Polk grants often support a broad range of needs, such as arts and culture, education, health, and human services.

Who can apply?

GiveWell Community Foundation provides public organizations recognized by the IRS as described in the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) as eligible for tax-exempt status, serving Polk County, an opportunity to apply for grant funding. Only one application per organization is permitted.

Timeline for Impact Polk 2020

Impact Polk 2020 applications will be accepted September 23 – October 14. Applications will not be accepted before September 23, and they must be fully submitted before 5:00 p.m. on October 14.

Grant award notices will be sent around March – June 2020. Grant applications are viewed by fundholders for funding consideration, so we cannot guarantee an exact date for notices. All Impact Polk grant applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

Impact Polk 2020 Resources


Nonprofit Portal

The Nonprofit Portal is used to apply for and report on Impact Polk funding.


Impact Polk 2020 Guidelines

Start by reading the Impact Polk Application Guidelines.


Impact Polk 2020 Orientation Event Slides

View presentation slides from the September 19 event


Video Tutorial: Nonprofit Portal

Learn how to use the Nonprofit Portal to apply for funding.


Video Tutorial: "Collaborate" Feature

Learn how to use the new “Collaborate” feature when applying.


Template: Project Budget

Use this Excel worksheet to create a project budget.