The Harrison fund is instrumental in helping us provide a rigorous arts education to the students of Polk County. It allows us to assist under-served students with specific academic needs as well as allowing us to offer scholarships for students pursuing a post-secondary education.

Website:  harrisonarts.com/parents-association

Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual & Performing Arts Endowment Fund

Grants from the fund shall:

  1. Provide financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need.
  2. Enrich instruction in the arts through state-of-the-art technology and equipment.
  3. Enhance arts and general academic instruction through enriched curriculum.
  4. Promote excellence in arts through teacher professional development.
  5. Continue to provide and update state-of-the-art instructional facilities for Harrison School for the Arts.

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.