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.
The Women’s Resource Center of Florida’s (WRC) fund helps to support its mission of serving as an information and referral center, and a liaison between low-income women and men, and their families and the community. The WRC focuses on empowering clients long term by providing a variety of social services, individually tailored for underserved, at-risk … Read On
SPCA Florida’s fund is used to care for homeless animals on a day-to-day basis while improving the lives of thousands pets and people through our outreach program and countless other services. Website: www.spcaflorida.org
At the YMCA strengthening community is our cause, through our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are able to provide programs such as a water safety, drowning prevention Learn to Swim program to Kindergarteners and an Adaptive Golf program, specifically designed golf instructional program, for individuals with physical and mental disabilities through … Read On
FAWQC is an association of professionals dedicated to managing, improving, and protecting the quality of Florida’s waters. As part of our mission, FAWQC provides grants to Florida schools for water quality education. By establishing the FAWQC Environmental Education Fund, FAWQC has ensured that future generations of Florida students will learn to value and protect Florida’s … 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