Polk County Decategorization

Community Grants from Polk County Decat & Community Partnership for Protecting Chidlren (CPPC)

Polk Decat & CPPC is pleased to once again offer the opportunity for local agencies, organizations, associations, and human services programs to apply for FY20 Community Grants! Funding can be requested to help support free events which strengthen families & protect children from abuse and neglect.

We have carefully restructured our application & evaluation process - please read through the application materials carefully before you submit your application!

Applications will be considered based on our Areas of Focus:

  • Parent Engagement & Skill- Building;
  • Trauma Informed/Resiliency Building Trainings;
  • Neighborhood Leadership;
  • Community Justice, Addressing Disproportionality, and Building Equity;
  • Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care, and Youth Transitioning to Adulthood.

These 5 Focus Areas are detailed in the in the Community Grant Application, which you can download by clicking here.

Applications will be considered by the Polk Decat Steering Committee, a 20-person Shared Decision Making Team. The Evaluation & Scoring Rubirc is included in the Community Grant Packet for transparency and so applicants can understand what evaluators will be looking for as they score applications.

To proceed, please fill out the Community Grant Application completely, and return it to:the Polk CPPC Coordinator, Cassie Kilgore.

Funding Requests are evaluated on a rolling basis; please expect a turnaround time of up to 2 weeks for Funding Request evaluation, and additional time (up to 3 weeks) to receive funding if your application is approved.

If you have questions about the Community Grant application or evaluation process, or need other assistance, please contact Cassie Kilgore, Polk County Decat Project & CPPC Coordinator.


Other Grant Resources

Anthem Foundation


Grantsmanship Center 

Iowa Community Foundations 

Federal Grants 

The Groundswell Fund

Greater Des Moines Foundation

The National Reentry Resource Center

Bank of America

Iowa West Foundation

Principal - Strong Communities

Us Bank - Community Possible Grants

Aldi Smart Kids Grant Program

Des Moines Public Library - Grant Resources

Bankers Trust - Grant Program

Casey's Charitable Giving

Chrysalis Foundation

Clive Community Foundation

Community Foundation Greater Des Moines

Des Moines Plymouth Church Foundation

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Iowa Women's Foundation

KLA - Tencor Foundation

Milagro Foundation

Meredith Foundation

Gateways for Growth - New American Economy

Open Society Foundations

Prairie Meadows Grant Programs

Polk County Community Grant

Foundation for Community Betterment

Public Welfare Foundation Grants

Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Starbucks Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants

Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving

TJX Foundation Focuses on Community Nonprofits

Walmart Foundations

Wells Fargo Bank Grant Program

West Des Moines Community Foundation Grants

Wish You Well Foundation

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

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