In 2018, GiveWell Community Foundation received funding from the College Access & Success Initiative to engage and sustain college access coalitions to enhance Polk County’s college-going culture and support statewide efforts for increased post-secondary attainment rates. The College Access & Success Initiative is a program of the Florida Philanthropic Network, made possible through funding from the Helios Education Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. GiveWell Community Foundation has partnered with Polk Vision to support the Local College Access Network (LCAN) located in Polk County, FL.

The purpose of this fund is to provide a permanent endowment focused on support the LCAN in Polk County, FL. Only the spendable income from the endowment can be used to provide ongoing support of LCAN’s goal to increase post-secondary attainment, college and career readiness, access, and success, particularly among Floridians traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Website:  floridacollegeaccess.org/local-college-access-networks/polk

Local College Access Network Fund

Grants from the fund shall provide support to the Agency to carry out its role and mission in the Polk County area.

About 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 counties and beyond through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. The Foundation is home to more than 380 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. GWCF has awarded over $330 million in grants since its founding in 1997. Click here to learn more about us.

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