About GiveWell Community Foundation
GiveWell Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity serving Polk, Hardee, and Highlands County, Florida. The Community Foundation holds more than 280 charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and private foundations and serves a wide variety of charitable services.
For the past 20 years, the GiveWell Community Foundation and its fundholders have been investing in the future of our communities through impactful, philanthropic giving.
To champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve, both now and for future generations.
The YMCA of West Central Florida’s “Kindergarten Learn to Swim” program is a two-week, interactive water safety and education program, incorporating personal water safety, awareness in and around water, and swimming skills. The program’s goal is to teach every kindergartner how to stay safe in and around water and how to swim independently. The first … Read On
BARTOW – On February 8 and 9, students from Lawton Chiles Middle School had the opportunity to travel to the county seat in Bartow for an exploration of the political process in Polk County. The “County Government Discovery Day” was made possible by a partnership with the Polk County History Center and the Polk County … Read On
Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida will celebrate the “first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing” on Saturday, May 5th, with its 25th annual Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser at Lone Palm Golf Club.
VISTEBall is an indoor golf event that includes games, prizes, silent auction, ticket auction, food, drinks, and fun!
Located on 180 acres just west of downtown Lakeland, Florida, Bonnet Springs Park aims to improve the community’s quality of life by reviving the natural beauty of the woodland shores of Lake Bonnet and creating an inclusive urban park with multi-generational appeal. With help from the community, Bonnet Springs Park will be self-sufficient for its … Read On
Our fund supports our mission of Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood. Our work is characterized by living in and listening to the neighborhood and by building champions from within and without the neighborhood to transform it in the core areas of: desirable neighborhood, lifetime learning, financial fitness, and healthy community. Website: … Read On
The Meals on Wheels of Polk County fund ensures we have a safety net, as there are always unexpected expenses and expected ones that we need to save for. It is also a good way for the community to learn about what we do and how they can get involved with our organization, which is … Read On
Sculptures to honor and memorialize community heroes are common throughout the United States. Through a grassroots effort, firefighters at the Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) wanted to create a sculpture to do the same for Lakeland firefighters. LFD has been fortunate in that it has not suffered any active, line of duty deaths of firefighters. However, … Read On
The purpose of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry’s fund is to help provide programming that supports our core beliefs of providing: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; hope and opportunity. Website: www.bgclakeland.com