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.
Viste, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly, enables the frail elderly to remain safely and independently in their own homes. Our fund helps support our services, which include transportation, hot meals, monthly commodities, minor home repairs, phone pals, bathing, respite, and housekeeping ..those things that most of us take for granted. Website: www.viste.org
The purpose of the Lakeland Choral Society fund is to support its mission to award music scholarships to vocal students and perform great choral works. The Lakeland Choral Society endeavors to give back to the community through a shared love of song, and to inspire a new generation of musicians to appreciate great works of choral literature. Website: www.lakelandchoralsociety.org
Polk Training Center’s fund helps to provide program funding for our mission to provides citizens with developmental disabilities the opportunity for community inclusion, skills development, basic adult education, and vocational training. Website: www.polktrainingcenter.org
Grants from the fund shall provide support to the agency to carry out its role and mission in the Polk County area. Website: www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com
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