More than $100,000 was awarded to 25 local nonprofits through Empower Polk 2019.
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $499,647 has been awarded to 69 nonprofit organizations through Impact Polk 2019.
Central Florida Health Care and Angels Care Center of Eloise were awarded grants through the Yardley, England, Trimmer, and Orlich Charities Fund at the Central Florida Foundation for the care of sick and injured residents in the greater Winter Haven area who are unable to financially obtain medical care.
Victory Ridge Academy’s “Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs” program provides daily educational and therapeutic activities designed to help prepare students for the upcoming school year.
In July, GiveWell Community Foundation had the joy of presenting Bright Threads Ministries with an Impact Polk grant to fund their training video project: “Casting Out Fear: Volunteers & Kids with Special Needs.”
There are more 3,793 homeless students enrolled in the Polk County School Systems. These children have access to free breakfast and lunch at school, but to a homeless child, the weekend is often two days of worry and insufficient food. Proper nutrition is vital to the growth and educational development of children.