GiveWell Community Foundation
Serving the Polk County Region & Beyond
In 1997, a group of residents who cared about shaping their city’s future established the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland (CFGL). Initially established as an affiliate of the Tampa Community Foundation, the CFGL became a stand-alone 501(c)3 public charity in 2000. Four years later, another group of community-minded citizens came together to establish an affiliate of the CFGL, the Community Foundation of Greater Winter Haven.
Through the years, the two organizations served neighboring geographic areas and accomplished great things. In 2013, the decision was made to combine their resources and form one community foundation that was capable of doing even greater work throughout the Polk County region. From this vision, the GiveWell Community Foundation was born and continues to be a reputable, efficient place to invest dollars that grow to do tremendous good. Learn More »
Current attention is rightly focused on preparing for landfall of Hurricane Irma, providing immediate relief to survivors – temporary shelter, food, water, and other basic needs – and watching how the storm unfolds. As you can well imagine, the true degree of the damage will be uncovered in the days ahead. GiveWell Community Foundation stands … Read On
Two Winter Haven area medical clinics received grants thanks to the Yardley, England, Trimmer, and Orlich Charities Fund at the Central Florida Foundation We are pleased to announce that two clinics have been awarded funding from a grant administered through the GiveWell Community Foundation. The purpose of the grant, awarded by the Yardley, England, Trimmer, … Read On
Join United Way of Central Florida and Young Leaders Society for a 90’s Celebration at LKLD Live!
Celebrate Homecoming with students, parents, staff, alumni. and supporters of our Greater Winter Haven community schools.
The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is committed to the high quality performance of symphonic music to educate, entertain and inspire audiences and enrich the lives of the people of Polk County and neighboring communities. Our fund helps ensure the sustainability of the orchestra and provides free programming, educational outreach, instruments and of course, beautiful music. Website: … Read On
The Lake Wales Library Association has worked for six decades to support and enhance the services of the Lake Wales Public Library. Founded in 1957 by a group of citizens who desired publicly funded library service, the Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library has grown to provide a variety of funding for … Read On
The four Rotary Clubs of Lakeland (Lakeland Christina Rotary Club, Lakeland North Rotary Club, the Lakeland Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Lakeland South) are working together to raise funds to build Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing. This playground will be located within Lake Parker Park and will provide a nature-themed, interactive play experience … Read On
FAWQC is an association of professionals dedicated to managing, improving, and protecting the quality of Florida’s waters. As part of our mission, FAWQC provides grants to Florida schools for water quality education. By establishing the FAWQC Environmental Education Fund, FAWQC has ensured that future generations of Florida students will learn to value and protect Florida’s … Read On
The City of Lakeland Park Endowment Fund is a vehicle to insure that Lakeland’s parks have adequate funding to maintain the quality of our parks in the Lakeland system for perpetuity. As service pressures increase on the general fund of the city of Lakeland the parks department has established a fund that is dedicated to … Read On