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Bolivar Area Community Foundation

Bolivar Area Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the communities of Bolivar and Polk County.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Bolivar and Polk County through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on April 4, 2003, Bolivar Area Community Foundation has distributed more than $3.2 million in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $4,614,233 as of June 30, 2023.

Our Leadership

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Kelly Parson, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

  • Kelly Parson, President
  • Lindsey Godfrey, Vice President
  • Debbie McQuay, Secretary
  • Kevin Cribbs, Treasurer
  • Dan Bunch
  • Lou Thelen Kemp
  • Betty Lemons
  • Julie Routh

Leading Locally

More than $3.6 million distributed to improve quality of life in Polk County

The agriculture-rich, rolling hillsides of Polk County provide a picturesque backdrop to change — both in money, and in action — through the work of the Bolivar Area Community Foundation, which has distributed more than $3.6 million since it was founded in 2003.

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