The Lake Wales Library Association has worked for six decades to support and enhance the services of the Lake Wales Public Library. Founded in 1957 by a group of citizens who desired publicly funded library service, the Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library has grown to provide a variety of funding for new books and materials, public programming and outreach, youth services, technology and digitization projects.

Website: facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLakeWalesPublicLibrary

The Lake Wales Library Association Fund

Grants from the fund shall provide support to the Agency to carry out its role and mission in the Greater Lake Wales area.

About the GiveWell Community Foundation

GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to invest in themselves through Agency Funds. GWCF also works with local service clubs, veterans groups, municipalities, and other community groups by offering Community Funds for the betterment and improved quality of life of our area. Click here to view all of our Featured Funds.

GiveWell Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to build a stronger community throughout Polk, Hardee, and Highlands county and beyond through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. The Foundation is home to more than 300 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. GWCF has awarded of $161 million in grants since its founding in 1997. Click here to learn more about us.