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.



    Impact Polk 2022 Guidelines

    Please read the guidelines before applying.


    Nonprofit Portal

    Apply for and report on Impact Polk funding.


    Tutorial: Nonprofit Portal

    How to use the Nonprofit Portal to apply for funding.


    Tutorial: Copy Application

    How to use the Copy Application feature when applying.


    Tutorial: Collaborator

    How to use the Collaborator feature when applying.


    Template: Project Budget

    An Excel worksheet you may use to create a project budget.