News & Updates
This year, Empower Polk grants once again focus on capacity-building. This means funding aimed at bringing nonprofits to the next level of operational and organizational maturity and helping them more effectively advance their mission into the future.
GiveWell Community Foundation’s Controller, Angela Baragona, CPA, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
As 2020 comes to a close, we are proud of our successes this year and look forward to working with you in 2021 to continue building philanthropy in our community.
Learn how you make the most of your year-end charitable giving and and maximize the impact of your charitable gift.
More than 1,000 grants totaling $23.6 million were distributed through the community foundation in previous fiscal year. Learn more in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.
As GWCF's new Philanthropic Services Coordinator, Sara Hallett, APR, will work to bolster local philanthropy and awareness of the community foundation.
Impact Polk is an annual competitive, donor-directed grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County.
$600,000 in pandemic relief funding has been granted from the GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida’s relief fund since March.
Eighty-seven nonprofits received program funding from GiveWell Community Foundation's Impact Polk 2020 grant cycle.
GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida are pleased to offer a second round of Request for Proposals (RFP) from the United Community Relief Fund (UCRF). Applications are due by midnight on Monday, August 3, 2020