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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 »

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Job Description: Communications Specialist

The GiveWell Community Foundation is seeking a Communications Specialist.  Candidates must have  experience in working with social media platforms, websites, and possess a strong background and proficiency in writing.  Familiarity with nonprofits and grantmaking services a plus.  Salary is negotiable depending on experience.  Send resumes to Communications Specialist Job Description

Power of Endowments

A local couple gives back by planning for the future After moving to Winter Haven from New Jersey, Paul and Jean Cate quickly took to their new community. Aside from being mayor and a city commissioner of Winter Haven, Mr. Cate was a board member of numerous nonprofits, including the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce … Read On »

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UWCF 2017 Belt Buckle Bash

Join United Way of Central Florida’s 7th annual 2017 Belt Buckle Bash on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Rocking H Ranch on 2200 Ewell Road, Lakeland, FL 33811.