Community Foundation News

Lakeland Teen Donates Birthday Money to Local Nonprofit

LAKELAND – Most teenagers have no problem thinking of gifts that they want for their birthday. However, when Lakeland teen Kelsey Elmhorst turned 17 years old, she realized that she had everything she needed. So instead of asking for gadgets or gift certificates, she decided to help someone who did not have everything they needed. … Read On »

Impact Polk 2017: Explorations V Children’s Museum’s “Achievers Camp at Explorations”

Funded by an Impact Polk grant through the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation Explorations V Children’s Museum received an Impact Polk 2017 grant for their “ACE” Achievers Camp at Explorations. This camp will provide up to 15 elementary students from low income homes in the Polk County area with eight weeks … Read On »

Impact Polk 2017: CareerSouce Polk’s “Gentleman’s Institute Program”

Funded by a GiveWell Community Foundation Impact Polk grant CareerSource Polk Board of Directors received an Impact Polk Grant for their “Gentleman’s Institute Program”. This week-long program is designed to address the basic necessities every young man should practice such as how to tie a tie and how to iron; how to accept/reject a gift; … Read On »

Impact Polk 2017: Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation’s “Polk’s Bully-Free Schools Ambassadors Club”

Funded by an Impact Polk grant by the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation Jaylen, of Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation, stopped by our office with his sister Nina to receive an Impact Polk grant for his new program “Polk’s Bully-Free Schools Ambassadors Club.” While Jaylen continues to visit schools with his “No Bullies … Read On »

Impact Polk 2017: Peace River Center’s “Parenting with PRIDE”

Funded by an Impact Polk grant by the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation Parenting with PRIDE is an exciting program within Peace River Center using the evidence-based practice known as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in a “play laboratory” where parents and children learn positive interaction from playing together under the direction … Read On »