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
Escape to Neverland as Florida Dance Theatre, Polk County’s professional dance company & The Imperial Symphony Orchestra brings Peter Pan to the City of Lakeland.
Florida Polytechnic University’s premier philanthropic event supporting student scholarships and the University’s mission.
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
The Polk Education Foundation’s fund supports the varied work we do to support public school students and teachers such as awarding scholarships to graduating seniors, running a reading tutoring program, offering classroom and school grants etc. Website: www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/officeofthesuperintendent/pef.htm
The purpose of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry’s fund is to help provide programming that supports our core beliefs of providing: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; hope and opportunity. Website: www.bgclakeland.com
The Meals on Wheels of Polk County fund ensures we have a safety net, as there are always unexpected expenses and expected ones that we need to save for. It is also a good way for the community to learn about what we do and how they can get involved with our organization, which is … Read On
About Santa Fe Catholic High School Santa Fe means Holy Faith. Faith is what puts the heart in who we are. Santa Fe Catholic High School is the only Catholic high school in Polk County. Maintaining a school in the Catholic tradition is vital to our mission of “Developing each student fully as a child … Read On