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!
The Salvation Army’s The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope offers families an opportunity to stabilize their living situation and gain independence, while the Hazel Haley HALO Center provides preschool, childcare, and after-school tutoring for the homeless children that are a part of these families. Other families and individuals in crisis can receive assistance with … Read On
The Hollis Garden Maintenance Fund provides funds to maintain Hollis Garden, a Botanic Garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art and ornamental fountains. Website: www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec/hollis-garden
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
Viste, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly, enables the frail elderly to remain safely and independently in their own homes. Our fund helps support our services, which include transportation, hot meals, monthly commodities, minor home repairs, phone pals, bathing, respite, and housekeeping ..those things that most of us take for granted. Website: www.viste.org
Our fund helps us in our mission to empower girls to achieve their full potential, develop self-esteem, and create skills for success. We’re an affiliate of the national organization Girls Incorporated, with the mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold℠. Website: www.girlsincwinterhaven.org