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 11, 2020 – Impact Polk 2021 application process opens. Applications will not be accepted early.
  • October 5, 2020 – Impact Polk grant applications must be fully submitted online by 11:59 p.m.
  • March – June 2021 – Final grant award notices sent. Grant applications are viewed by fundholders for funding consideration, so we cannot provide an exact date. All Impact Polk grant applicants will be notified as soon as possible.



Impact Polk 2021 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.