We help nonprofits transform our community.

Grants from the Foundation

Many of our grants are made on the suggestion of our donors or fund advisors who do not accept grant requests. These funds are established and advised by individual donors, with final approval by the GWCF board of directors.

Throughout the year, GWCF offers several grant opportunities to qualified nonprofits serving our community.

2020-21 Fiscal Year Grant Distribution

Pie chart displaying GWCF grants by type for the 2020-2021 fiscal year

Agency Funds for Nonprofits

When nonprofits establish a charitable fund with the Community Foundation, we handle complex gifts, paperwork, investments, and we can help your donors and their advisers with potential planned gifts.

About the Community Foundation

GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) 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 $250 million in grants since its founding in 1997.

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Together we can build a thriving community for all.

Lori Martini

Lori Martini

Vice President/CPO

Johnna Martinez

Johnna Martinez

Grants Manager