Community Foundation News

MOSI’s Robot Roundup | Impact Polk 2016

WINTER HAVEN – The students of Elbert Elementary School in Winter Haven were visited by 14 special guests from Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on September 13th. Those guests included two friendly outreach instructors and 12 exciting robots. MOSI’s instructors spent an hour with students in third, fourth, and fifth grades providing hands-on … Read On »

Rhonda Todd Named Community Engagement Specialist

The GiveWell Community Foundation announces that Rhonda Todd has joined the foundation as its Community Engagement Specialist to further create relationships with fund holders, charitable prospects, and professional advisors that work so closely with the Community Foundation. Rhonda brings an abundance of experience in charitable giving and community outreach. Most recently, Rhonda served as the … Read On »

Join us for our Impact Polk Orientation August 12, 2016

Nonprofit organizations who do work in Polk County and are in good standing as described in Section §170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code are invited to apply for a grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation’s Impact Polk Grant Program. The Impact Polk Grant Program addresses community needs and fosters civic leadership and engagement throughout Polk … Read On »

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 »

Holiday Food Grants Feed Polk County

Nonprofits providing holiday food receive support It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and, for many, the past few days were a break from constantly busy routines to enjoy time with family and friends. For numerous nonprofits across the county, however, the past few days were even busier than normal as they set out to provide meals … Read On »

Introducing GiveCard!

Regifting GiveCards: It’s not only acceptable…it’s preferred. Want to help our community nonprofits in a fun and interactive way? Then give a GiveCard to friends, family members, co-workers or to the person who has everything! You can choose either a physical or virtual GiveCard, and they can be loaded with  any amount, with a minimum amount of $20. … Read On »

7 Tips for Writing a Stellar Final Grant Report

Showcase your organization in the best way. You spent a lot of time writing a grant application and are lucky enough to receive funding. Then the excitement begins of being able to run a successful program or project. After spending countless hours on your project you feel accomplished with the results and the impact it’s … Read On »

Alliance for Independence’s Grant Continues to Provide Impact

Impact Polk Grant Makes Safety and Comfort Improvements Possible for Alliance for Independence Alliance for Independence (AFI)’s Carleton Group Home’s residents can now move a little more freely and safely thanks to a $13,895 grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation as part of the 2014 Impact Polk grant cycle. … Read On »

Welcome Our New Board Members

With the start of the new fiscal year underway, we are honored to welcome six new board members to our Board of Directors. Each individual brings valuable experience and expertise, as well as a passion for our community. Find out more about our new and current Board Members by clicking the photo below.

GiveWell Community Foundation Reaccreditated for National Standards

National Standards is the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. We work to support the causes our community cares about, from supporting the arts and expanding literacy to feeding the hungry and curing illness. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to … Read On »