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.
Impact Polk is an annual competitive grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity serving Polk County may apply for an Impact Polk grant. Impact Polk 2019 grant applications are now being accepted. All applications are due by September 10, 2018. … Read On
LAKELAND, Fla. (July 24, 2018) – Terry Simmers, President/CEO of the GiveWell Community Foundation announces that five new board members have joined the community foundation’s board of directors: Wesley Barnett, Jean Bostick, Kimberly Elmhorst, Tom Oldt, and Renee Pobjecky. A native of Lakeland, Wesley Barnett is a managing partner with Treetop Software. After graduating from … Read On
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In the early hours of Monday, September 11, Hurricane Irma made landfall and went directly through our region as category 2 hurricane. Polk, Hardee, Highlands, and many other Florida counties felt the force of violent winds and heavy rain, leaving most without power and many with severe property damage. In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s impact … Read On
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
In honor of the inspiring life of Evan Michael Chambers and the L.O.V.E. principle (Lifting Oneself and Others Towards Victory and Excellence) that he lived by, our organization teaches skills and life lessons learned from the game of baseball. In addition, we offer a structured curriculum that instills the values of love, self-awareness, self-control, faith, … Read On
The Lake Wales Library Association has worked for six decades to support and enhance the services of the Lake Wales Public Library. Founded in 1957 by a group of citizens who desired publicly funded library service, the Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library has grown to provide a variety of funding for … Read On
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is a community-based, not-for profit provider of end-of-life and palliative care support services for people with life-limiting illness. The Mission of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is to make quality Hospice care available to all persons, their families, and those affected by serious illness, death and dying in our community; to … Read On