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Kirby Rogers Park (Innovative Events) Fund Grants

Grants to Polk County, North Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies for Events at an Outdoor Amphitheater

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Foundation / Corporation

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Polk County Community Foundation - Kirby Rogers Park Innovative Events Fund

Deadline Date:

02/06/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Polk County, North Carolina nonprofits and agencies to support educational, entertaining, and innovative events at an amphitheater in Rogers Park. Events must be free of charge unless all admission or donation proceeds are used towards the event and any other expenses incurred.

Past grants have funded theatrical performances, a Mark Twain impersonator, interactive events for children with musicians such as acclaimed "industrial re-percussionist" Billy Jonas and community concerts ranging from gospel to chamber music.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159148

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be spent within 12 months of the time of the award notification.

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 and around Polk County.

Civic organizations may be eligible for a grant depending on the nature of the project.

Events must be free. The Kirbys have defined “free” to mean the following:
1. Event attendees may not be asked for contributions.
2. The event may not include the sale of food, or merchandise, or charges for entertainment.
3. Gifts of merchandise and money as well as volunteers are most welcome to defray additional costs beyond those covered by the grant. However, the giver must remain anonymous, so that the event in no way becomes a marketing venture. (Note: this means that Kirby events cannot recognize other sponsors.)

Pre-Application Information:

Applications due by Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Applicants should use the Short Form Common Application attached below, or found at the Foundation office.

If the applicant's donors do not receive tax deductions for contributions to the organization, please contact the Director of Grants for details about eligibility.

Please note: The 2017 Dates & Dollars sheet below is for reference only. The 2018 version will be updated in 2018.

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Contact Information:

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

Please submit applications to:

Polk County Community Foundation
255 South Trade Street
Tryon, North Carolina 28782

Noah Wood, Director of Grants

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Polk County