The Community Foundation awards over $1 million in grants annually 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 note: The 2017 Dates & Dollars sheet below is for reference only. The 2018 version will be updated in 2018.
2018 grants with January and February deadlines are listed below. Please check this page or contact the Foundation for updates.

Applications due by Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Culberson Agricultural Development: For local agricultural projects (Short Form Application)
Free Community Events: for free gatherings in the Polk County area (Short Form Application)
Student Intern Program: for agencies to hire local high school students as summer interns (Short Form Application + Supplement)

Applications due by Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Kirby Civic Events Fund: for free civic events in Tryon (Short Form Application)
Kirby Harmon Field Fund: for free activities for youth at Harmon Field (Short Form Application)
Kirby Rogers Park Fund: for events at (Short Form Application)
Kirby Endowment Fund Non-Competitive Grants: for organizations designated by the Kirby family (2018 Kirby Forms were mailed to beneficiary organizations)

Please note that the Foundation's process for awarding Bradley Community Benefit grants will be slightly different in 2018. If your organization is considering submitting a proposal this year that is "breakthrough" in nature, with “game-changing” potential for Polk County, please contact the Foundation as soon as possible to have a preliminary discussion about your proposal. All proposals must meet the overall vision of the Bradley Breakthrough Community Benefit Grants to provide significant benefits to Polk County residents for generations.

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