The Polk City Community Foundation “50-500” campaign is in the final stretch. The goal of the “50-500” campaign is to get 50 people to donate $500 to the Polk City Community Foundation. The campaign has raised a total of $14,000 dollars. 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 foundation urges donors to take advantage of the tax benefits prior to Jan. 1.
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 one and four of 2014 to support the following Foundation’s priorities:
• Arts and Culture
• Community Betterment
• Health and Human Services
• Youth Development