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Saluda Community Fund

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Polk County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/07/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for community projects that improve the quality of life in eligible areas. Funding is intended for capital expenses, long-lasting one-time projects, and special events. Past grants have been used for environmental initiatives, public gatherings, literacy campaigns, and cultural festivals. Projects must benefit the citizens of the City of Saluda.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146008

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be spent within 12 months of the time of the award notification. Applicants may request a longer grant period by indicating the need for an extension of time on the cover page. Community events must occur six months or more after the application deadline to be eligible for funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local Polk County, North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofits and units of government that primarily serve the citizens of the community centered in Polk County. Saluda organizations are encouraged to apply for Saluda Community Fund grants.

Additional Grant Criteria:
- Only 501(c)(3) nonprofits and local units of government are permitted to receive grants for permanent improvements to or acquisitions of buildings or land.
- Grants are not normally awarded for expenses already incurred or for scholarships or monetary awards to be given by the applicant organization.

The Community Foundation prohibits funding of political parties or candidates, lobbying, courtesy advertising, benefit tickets, fundraisers, telephone or other direct solicitations, and medical research.

Pre-Application Information:

2022 applications will be due Tuesday, June 7, 2022, by 5:00 pm. Additional deadlines will be published as they are available.

It is recommended that applicants schedule a meeting with Noah Wood, Director of Grants, well in advance of the grant deadline so that they have a chance to work together to identify projects important to your organization that fit the Foundation’s grant criteria.

Please note that an interview with the Bradley Board may be required.



Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
Polk County Community Foundation
255 South Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782

To submit applications early, there is a drop slot in the entrance door available for your convenience.

Direct questions to Director of Grants, Noah Wood, at, or call 828-859-5314.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: City of Saluda

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