In 2018, GiveWell Community Foundation received funding from the College Access & Success Initiative to engage and sustain college access coalitions to enhance Polk County’s college-going culture and support statewide efforts for increased post-secondary attainment rates. The College Access & Success Initiative is a program of the Florida Philanthropic Network, made possible through funding from the Helios Education Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. GiveWell Community Foundation has partnered with Polk Vision to support the Local College Access Network (LCAN) located in Polk County, FL.
The purpose of this fund is to provide a permanent endowment focused on support the LCAN in Polk County, FL. Only the spendable income from the endowment can be used to provide ongoing support of LCAN’s goal to increase post-secondary attainment, college and career readiness, access, and success, particularly among Floridians traditionally underrepresented in higher education.