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.
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.
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
GWCF announces its 2020-2021 board of directors and officers, including three incoming and two outgoing board members.
GiveWell Community Foundation receives the 2019-2020 Spirit of Central Florida award from United Way of Central Florida.
Twenty-nine local nonprofits received capacity-building funding from GiveWell Community Foundation's Empower Polk 2020 grant cycle.
As I complete my first full week as GiveWell Community Foundation’s (GWCF) President/CEO, I want to provide an update to the entire GWCF community. GWCF is a great organization with a wonderful Team doing good for the community and I am extremely honored to serve as its next President/CEO.
GiveWell Community Foundation's next president and CEO, John Attaway joins the foundation on April 1, 2020.
United Way of Central Florida and GiveWell Community Foundation announce the United Community Relief Fund
United Way of Central Florida and GiveWell Community Foundation have partnered to establish the United Community Relief Fund.
As our local community joins the rest of the globe in navigating the Coronavirus pandemic, we are closely monitoring this situation to see where the greatest local funding needs will be.
Introducing a new community tradition celebrating and bringing together the philanthropic heart of our community.
The former Publix general counsel will take over as President/CEO of the GiveWell Community Foundation.
GiveWell Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence.
GiveWell Community Foundation announces the posting for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.
Terry Simmers to retire as President and CEO after 12 years of service with the community foundation.
Announcing the Impact Polk 2020 grant opportunity for local nonprofits and orientation event to be held on September 19.
Get to know the newest members of the GiveWell Community Foundation Board of Directors.
City commissioners presented GWCF with the June 2019 Commercial Beautification Award for its main office in Lakeland.
Four outgoing members of the GiveWell Community Foundation Board of Directors were honored for their years of service and support to the organization and community.
We are excited to announce the launch of a newly-refreshed givecf.org website, featuring a more modern design with a simplified navigation, mobile-friendly responsiveness, and enriched content tailored for perspective donors, professional advisors, and nonprofit organizations.
GiveWell Community Foundation is proud to announce and welcome Angela Baragona, CPA as the organization’s Controller.
Terry Simmers, President/CEO of the GiveWell Community Foundation announces that five new board members have joined the community foundation’s board of directors: Wesley Barnett, Jean Bostick, Kimberly Elmhorst, Tom Oldt, and Renee Pobjecky. A native of...
At the final board meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the GiveWell Community Foundation’s board of directors appointed a new slate of officers and five new board members.
"The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" is expected to be signed by President Trump before the end of the year. Like many Americans, we have been following this tax reform bill very closely, staying informed on how it will affect our fundholders and...
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...
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...
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.
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...