About the Community Foundation
The GiveWell Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity serving Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties in Central Florida. The Community Foundation holds more than 300 charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and private foundations and serves a wide variety of charitable services.
For more than 20 years, the GiveWell Community Foundation and its fundholders have been investing in the future of our communities through impactful, philanthropic giving.
Our Mission Statement
To champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve, both now and for future generations.
Our History of Community Impact
Our story begins in 1997, with a group of community leaders who cared about shaping their city’s future.
Since then, more than $180 million has been granted to thousands of nonprofit organizations to support and enhance all areas of community life.
We’re committed to Transparency and Stewardship.
GiveWell Community Foundation finds great importance in transparency and being good fiduciary stewards. We encourage you to learn more about our finances, investments, and grantmaking.
We are your Local Giving Experts
Our Board of Directors have deep roots here and a broad knowledge of our community’s needs. Our staff is a team of philanthropic professionals who are passionate about our community and love helping donors maximize their impact.
Confirmed in compliance with National Standards
The GiveWell Community Foundation is accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® – the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.
Ready to learn more? Feel free to Contact Us.
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Mon. – Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
20 3rd Street SW, Suite 307
Winter Haven, FL, 33880
By Appointment Only