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.
2018 is just around the corner, so now is a great time to meet your year-end goal for your 2017 charitable giving. By adding to or creating a new fund before the end of the year, you can make a tax-deductible donation now, then decide later which nonprofits to support. Don’t forget! Your gift must … Read On
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we present this video that shares an overview of the history of GiveWell Community Foundation and some inspiring stories from around our community.
Friends of Florida Polytechnic University will come together to celebrate all that has been accomplished in just over three years, to honor the changemakers who make Florida Poly possible and to launch the next chapter of the University.
Annual Community-wide volunteer event for companies and individuals.
Since 1998, The Schools of McKeel Academy has been contracted by the Polk County School Board to provide a tuition-free high quality educational choice for families in Polk County. Designated a high-performing public charter school system by the Florida Dept. of Education, it serves over 2,900 students, PreK to 12th grade, on three campuses in … Read On
The Achievement Academy maintains two funds at the GiveWell Community Foundation to help maintain and enhance the programs and services we offer to children from birth through age six who live with various developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and speech delays. Our mission is to assist children with special needs reach their … Read On
Families are making choices every day about whether to pay the light bill or buy food. The Agape Food Bank fund was established to ensure that children, families and seniors who are hungry in our community will be fed. Agape Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, is the Feeding America food … Read On
Imagine what it would be like if every child had access to affordable music lessons and affordable instruments? A music center, serving the greater Lakeland area, will help us to do just that. With 7 soundproof studios, plenty of family waiting and student mentoring space, and 4 soundproof rental studios – we can reach 250+ … Read On
Our fund promotes achieving our mission: to enable all young people in East Polk County, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We combine innovative educational, emotional, and physical well being, programs, with a competent and caring staff, who are committed to the safety and … Read On