Check presentation photo with representatives from the community foundation and Polk Vision

GWCF President/CEO John Attaway (center) presents a check to Polk Vision’s Talent Pipline Alignment Team Chair, Orathai Norther (left), and Executive Director, Kim Long (right).

Article updated August 5, 2022

LAKELAND, FL – GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) has awarded $40,123.60 to Polk Vision thanks to the College Access & Success Initiative (CASI) 2.0. This funding will go towards Polk Vision’s work of improving students chances of  finishing high school, getting into college, or finding immediate careers through job training and certifications.

Funding for this initiative comes from a combination of donations raised by GWCF and a $25,000 matching grant from the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN). Through its College Access Success & Initiative (CASI) 2.0 program, FPN is engaging Florida community foundations in the work of Local College Access Networks. FPN’s Florida CASI 2.0 program is sustained with funding from the Helios Education Foundation and Kresge Foundation.

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About Florida Philanthropic Network – Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide membership network of philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN’s members are private independent, corporate, and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs – from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola – who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $435 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members share a commitment to promoting philanthropy, fostering collaboration, and advancing public policy by Florida, in Florida. Learn more at fpnetwork.org.
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