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.

Public nonprofit organizations that serve in Polk County and are recognized by the IRS as described in the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) as eligible for tax-exempt status may apply for grant funding. Please read the Impact Polk Guidelines for more information.


  • September 10 – October 4, 2021 – The Impact Polk 2022 grant cycle was open from September 10 – October 4, 2021. We are no longer accepting applications for this grant cycle.
    • March – June 2022 – Because applications are viewed by fundholders for funding consideration, we cannot provide an exact date for when grant award notices will be sent. We estimate between March and June of 2022. All Impact Polk grant applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected for funding.



    Impact Polk 2022 Guidelines

    Start by reading the Impact Polk Application Guidelines.


    Nonprofit Portal

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


    Video Tutorial: Nonprofit Portal

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


    Video Tutorial: Copy Application

    Watch how to use the new Copy Application feature when applying.


    Written Tutorial: Collaborate

    Learn how to use the new Collaborate feature when applying.


    Video Tutorial: Collaborate

    Watch how to use the new Collaborate feature when applying.


    Template: Project Budget

    Use this Excel worksheet to create a project budget.