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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.

Our Mission

To champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve, both now and for future generations.

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Announcing Empower Polk Grant Awards

We are excited to announce that the GiveWell Community Foundation has recently awarded $105,000 through a new grant program called “Empower Polk.” The goal of this new program is to empower local nonprofits, meeting needs that will help them fulfill their mission and support our community more effectively. Support for core operations and business infrastructure … Read On »

Impact Polk 2017: YMCA of West Central Florida’s “Kindergarten Learn to Swim”

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 »

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Community Events

Kentucky Derby Party

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.