About the Community Foundation

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 380 charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and private foundations and serves a wide variety of charitable services.

For more than 25 years, 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 $330 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.

Contact Info:

Phone: 863-683-3131
Fax: 863-683-5909
Email: info@givecf.org

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1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Mon. – Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Winter Haven

20 3rd Street SW, Suite 307
Winter Haven, FL, 33880
By Appointment Only

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