Artistic

Recreational

Social

Cultural

Historical &

Natural Resources

Board Members

  • Tony Bolletta
  • Krista Bowersox
  • Regina Butler
  • Dan Jesse
  • Doug McKinstry
  • Mary Miller
  • Michelle Rothfus

Polk City Community Foundation

The Polk City Community Foundation is a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines created by and for local citizens to improve the quality of life in Polk City. Our mission is to enhance the artistic, cultural, recreational, historical, social, and natural resources for the benefit of all citizens. We are here to help donors make a positive, local impact by offering a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals while making a lasting positive impact in Polk City forever.

Press Release: Grant Ceremony

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded a $500 President’s Spot grant to Girl Scouts Troop 00602. The grant presentation ceremony was held December 14th at West Elementary.  The grant award will assist the Scout’s project to provide a book to every student in North Polk Elementary.

girl scouts pic

Krista Bowersox, Mary Miller, and John Calhoun from Polk City Community Foundation are pictured with Girl Scout Troop 00602.

 

 

Press Release: Grants Now Available

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that community grants are now available.  The PCCF is issuing $3,000 for grants.  The Foundation has made funds for three grants available for up to $1,000 for qualified applicants.  The grant application deadline is February 12, 2016 and grants will be awarded in March, 2016.  Application information is available on the PCCF website www.polkcityfoundation.com

These grants are available due to donations.  Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.  Contributions will be used to fund future grant cycles.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting;

John Calhoun

polkcityfoundation@mchsi.com

515-210-8442

Press Release: Two Grants Awarded

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Polk City Arts Council and an $800 grant to the Polk City Summer Recreation Program. The grant presentation ceremony was held on July 7 at Tournament Club of Iowa.

PCRP

Polk City Summer Recreation Program

 

Arts Council 2015

Polk City Arts Council

Press Release: Gift of Grain Campaign

The Polk City Community Foundation would like you to consider a gift of grain to help grow the future of Polk City.  Your crops are your livelihood, your life.  You prepare, you plant, you nurture and it grows.  That’s what we do with the charitable gifts entrusted to the Polk City Community Foundation and we invite you to grow the future of Polk City with us. 

Donating a gift of grain to the community foundation is a simple way to make a lasting difference.  The value of the grain can be used to start an endowed fund in the name of your family, for a specific nonprofit organization important to you or support the overall charitable causes in Polk City  Your gift may be eligible for a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.  No matter what type of endowment fund you choose to establish or support, you can be sure that your gift of grain is growing the future of Polk City.

By giving grain to the community foundation, you avoid including the sale of the grain in your farm income.  Although a charitable income tax deduction is generally not available to you, the avoidance of declaring it as income and the possibility of an Endow Iowa Tax Credit are significant benefits.  You deduct the cost of growing the crops which typically results in saving self-employment tax, federal income tax and state income tax.  (You can benefit even if you don’t itemize your deductions and take the standard deduction.)  A 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit may be available to you for gifts to a permanent endowment fund benefitting an Iowa charitable cause.

Gifts of Grain Brochure

Press Release: Summer Art Camp

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Polk City Summer Art Camp.  The grant funds will be used to give camp participants to see how art can become a career.  The grant presentation ceremony was held on May 15th at Tournament Club of Iowa.

City Rec Presentation

Pictured Left to Right:  Board Member Tony Bolletta, Board Member Krista Bowersox, Polk City Summer Rec Director Terri Keasey, City Finance Officer Deb Nabity, Board President Mary Miller, Board Member Michelle Rothfus.

Press Release: Grant Ceremony

 The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the North Polk Post Prom.  The funds were used to hire a hypnotist for the post prom event.  The grant presentation ceremony was held on May 15th at Tournament Club of Iowa.

 Post Prom Presentation

Pictured Left to Right:  Board Member Tony Bolletta, Board Member Krista Bowersox, Post Prom Committee Member Charlene “Charlie” Kiesling, Board President Mary Miller, Board Member Michelle Rothfus.

Polk City Community Foundation 50-500 Campaign

Polk City Community Foundation:  “50-500” Campaign Update

Mary Miller, Board Chair, reports that 20 donors have donated a total of $10.700 to the campaign.  Mary stated that “the board is pleased to be at this level so early in the campaign. We are confident that the campaign goal of $25,000 will be reached.” The board would like to thank the following donors:

Collette & Gary Heuertz

Janeene & Larry Carlisle

Michelle & Jay Rothfus

Nancy & Bill II Knapp

Beth & John Calhoun

Judy & Randy Nyberg

Krista & James Bowersox

Ken Morse

Cara & Jason Morse

Mary & Bob Miller

Camie & Tony Bolletta

Connie & Bill Sharp

Kari & Keith Karpinske

Nancy & Leland Coffman

Debbie & Doug Sires

Susan & Jack Huff

Lisa & Dan Jesse

Suzanne & Doug McKinstry

Sheila & Dennis Dietz

Ruth & Jay Stewart

M.C. Lint

Joseph Fleskoski

Theresa & Bruce Boland

Jacqueline Warming

Val & Ken Bilbrey

Ramona & Dave Dvorak

Grinnell State Bank

Janice & Randal Croat

Luana Savings Bank

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PRESS RELEASE: Polk City Community Foundation 50-500 Campaign

The Polk City Community Foundation is launching a “50-500” campaign.  The goal of the “50-500” campaign is to get 50 people to donate $500 to the Polk City Community Foundation.  The funds will be used to award grants to eligible 501 ©3 organizations in Polk City for community programs and build an endowment.  A contribution to the “50-500” campaign fund is tax deductible.

The Polk City Community Foundation’s sole purpose is the continued development of Polk City.  The Foundation was created to allow citizens to invest in their community through tax-deductible charitable donations.  Contributions will be used to secure ongoing support for programs and for the creation of a grant fund.  The campaign will run from January through December 2013.  Grant funds will be distributed in the Quarters 1 & 4 of 2014 to support the following Foundation’s priorities: 

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community Betterment
  • Education
  • Health & Human Services
  • Recreation/Environment
  • Youth Development