Community Foundation News

GiveWell Community Foundation establishes Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

LAKELAND – In the early hours of Monday, September 11, Hurricane Irma made landfall and went directly through our region as category 2 hurricane. Polk, Hardee, Highlands, and many other Florida counties felt the force of violent winds and heavy rain, leaving most without power and many with severe property damage. In anticipation of Hurricane … Read On »

GiveWell Community Foundation stands ready to help our community in the wake of Irma

Current attention is rightly focused on preparing for landfall of Hurricane Irma, providing immediate relief to survivors – temporary shelter, food, water, and other basic needs – and watching how the storm unfolds. As you can well imagine, the true degree of the damage will be uncovered in the days ahead. GiveWell Community Foundation stands … Read On »

Leadership Council Combined Meeting | August 2017

Winter Haven – Members of the GiveWell Community Foundation’s Leadership Council came together for their annual combined meeting on Thursday, August 31 at the historic Gram Parsons’ Derry Down building in downtown Winter Haven. Board Chair, Suzie Moraco, opened the meeting by greeting the council members and giving updates from the Community Foundation. A new … Read On »

Impact Polk 2017 Publication

View the 2017 Impact Polk publication (Last edited: January 13, 2017) The 2017 Impact Polk publication above is a collection of grant applications requesting funding for programs ranging from $500 – $15,000. Grants requested through Impact Polk are presented to our fundholders, grants committee, and to the public for funding consideration. That means anyone can … Read On »

2016 Annual Report

A Letter from Our President As the Community Foundation completes its 19th year of service, we are grateful to our fundholders, community partners, volunteer leadership, and all those that have collaborated with us to promote the well-being, vibrancy, and philanthropic spirit of the communities we serve. As an organization we strive to engage our donors … Read On »

Rhonda Todd Named Community Engagement Specialist

The GiveWell Community Foundation announces that Rhonda Todd has joined the foundation as its Community Engagement Specialist to further create relationships with fund holders, charitable prospects, and professional advisors that work so closely with the Community Foundation. Rhonda brings an abundance of experience in charitable giving and community outreach. Most recently, Rhonda served as the … Read On »

Introducing GiveCard!

Regifting GiveCards: It’s not only acceptable…it’s preferred. Want to help our community nonprofits in a fun and interactive way? Then give a GiveCard to friends, family members, co-workers or to the person who has everything! You can choose either a physical or virtual GiveCard, and they can be loaded with  any amount, with a minimum amount of $20. … Read On »

Welcome Our New Board Members

With the start of the new fiscal year underway, we are honored to welcome six new board members to our Board of Directors. Each individual brings valuable experience and expertise, as well as a passion for our community. Find out more about our new and current Board Members by clicking the photo below.

GiveWell Community Foundation Reaccreditated for National Standards

National Standards is the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. We work to support the causes our community cares about, from supporting the arts and expanding literacy to feeding the hungry and curing illness. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to … Read On »