The Community Foundation awards grants to local organizations and students in our community. For information about specific grant funds, use the menu above or download a copy of the Foundation's Directory of Kirby Endowment Funds, Competitive Grant Funds and Donor Information.

For scholarship information visit the Scholarships page or view the Kirby Handbook of Polk County Area Scholarships.

Grant and scholarship applications are available on our applications page.

Our "Dates & Dollars" sheet below provides a quick snapshot of currently available funds. To open the file for printing or saving to your computer, click here.

Please contact our Director of Grants, Noah Wood, by phone or email grants@polkccf.org for more information.

Please note: The 2018 Dates & Dollars document below is for reference only and will be updated to reflect 2019 information in the new year. In the meantime, grant applications for the first cycle of 2019 are listed below.

Applications due by January 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm:

  • Free Community Events: for free gatherings in Polk County & Landrum (Short Form Application)
  • Kirby Civic Event Grants: for free civic events in the Tryon area  (Short Form Application)
  • Kirby Harmon Field Grants: for free activities for youth at Harmon Field (Short Form Application)  
  • Kirby Rogers Park Grants: for free events at Rogers Park (Short Form Application
  • Kirby Endowment Fund Non-Competitive Grants: For organizations designated by The Kirby family (Kirby forms are mailed to beneficiary organizations)
  • Student Intern Program: for agencies to hire local high school students as summer interns (Short Form Application) 

Applications due by February 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm:

  • Unrestricted & Kessler Fund Grants: for projects that enhance the quality of life  (Long Form Application) 
  • Saluda Community Fund: for organizations located in and serving Saluda (Long Form Application)