The GiveWell Community Foundation is proud to offer nonprofit organizations the opportunity to invest in themselves by creating a fund within the community foundation. To learn about these organizations, their missions and programs, or to make a direct donation to their fund, browse through the list below.
In addition, the Community Foundation works with local service clubs, veterans groups, Parks and Recreation and other community groups offering funds for the betterment and quality of life of our area.
A Woman’s Choice
Through A Woman’s Choice, women and men facing unplanned pregnancies receive help and hope through Christ-centered medical services and education. We equip them to make informed decisions and provide ongoing support.
Fund`s goal is to maintain and enhance the programs and services we offer to children from birth through age six who live with various developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and speech delays.
Aerospace Center for Excellence
The purpose of the Aerospace Center for Excellence Educational Endowment Fund is to support year round educational programs, camps, and events.
All Saints Academy
All Saints Academy is Polk County's beyond-today independent learning community, nurturing and educating students from Pre-School through Grade 12 in a rigorous college-prep curriculum.
Alliance for Independence
Alliance for Independence celebrates being able to offer individuals with disabilities the avenues to explore and experience personal growth and achievement through awareness, education, community resources and personal relationships.
Bethany Center for Grieving Children at Good Shepherd Hospice
The Bethany Center for Grieving Children at Good Shepherd Hospice helps grieving children, teens and families navigate the loss of a loved one, free of charge. Clients learn to process their grief using innovative methods and effective tools that will help them express and successfully cope with their grief now and throughout their lifetime.
Bonnet Springs Park
With help from the community, Bonnet Springs Park will be self-sufficient for its management and maintenance, helping our vision swiftly and effectively come to life without burdening local government agencies or resources.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Bradley Community Project
This park will provide an interactive play experience for children and families throughout the community of Bradley, Florida.
Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida
Camp Fire helps youth thrive by discovering their spark, gaining self-confidence and learning new life skills. Youth in grades K-12, participate in school year and summer day camps, teen service and leadership programs, and camp and outdoor education programs
CareerSource Polk is a non-profit corporation that oversees the state and federal funds dedicated to preparing and upgrading a skilled workforce.
Striving to enable the development of visionary ideas, Catapult provides a place for over 80 entrepreneurs to flourish in the heart of downtown Lakeland.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
We are the ministries of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, providing vital social services to children, families and seniors.
CATT and Rath Center
The Coalition on Aging Transitions and Technology (CATT)-Rath Senior Connextions and Education Center's mission is to provide seniors with education, leadership, advocacy, resources and services
Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center's fund helps them in their commitment to help more people communicate better by subsidizing patient care.
Circle of Friends Ministry
The Mission of Circle of Friends Ministry is enhancing, empowering & bringing inclusion to children & young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities.
City of Lakeland Park Endowment Fund
The fund is open to all donations designated for expenditure in Lakeland parks.
City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation/LHCC Fund
The Lakeland History and Culture Center is a dedicated exhibit and research space that shares inclusive stories of Lakeland in harmony with all those who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to its culturally diverse history.
Cornerstone Hospice Foundation
The Mission of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is to make quality Hospice care available to all persons, their families, and those affected by serious illness, death and dying in our community
Estates at Carpenters Foundation
With more than 30 years of experience providing care and services to Lakeland seniors, The Estates at Carpenters' Lifecare community assures you can live each day as you choose.
Evan Michael Chambers L.O.V.E. Foundation
In honor of the inspiring life of Evan Michael Chambers and the L.O.V.E. principle (Lifting Oneself and Others Towards Victory and Excellence) that he lived by, this organization teaches skills and life lessons learned from the game of baseball.
Explorations V Children’s Museum
Explorations V is a hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning for children and their families. Three floors of kid-powered exhibits and programs!
Family Literacy Academy at Lake Wales
Where Families Build their Future Through Education - Adult Ed, Childhood Education, Lifeskills Training.
FAWQC Environmental Education
By establishing the FAWQC Environmental Education Fund, FAWQC has ensured that future generations of Florida students will learn to value and protect Florida’s critical water resources.
Flight to Honor Polk Fund
The purpose of Flight to Honor is to:Transport veterans to Washington safely and respectfully, provide an opportunity for the community to demonstrate their appreciation for their service, allow young citizens to witness and participate in an event celebrating “service above self”
Florida Watercolor Society
Florida Watercolor Society, Inc., the state's primary educational resource in the creation of water media based artwork, is focused on using our fund to assist those seeking to further their artistic development in the use of water media.
Friends of Lake Mirror Fund
The purpose of The Friends of Lake Mirror Fund is to ensure the care and maintenance of the Frances Langford Promenade, seawall, landings, amphitheater, lighting, landscaping, grounds, and any damage to flora and fauna.
Friends of the Haines City Public Library
The Friends of The Haines City Public Library exist to provide financial support for children’s and adult programs.
Friends of the Lake Wales Public Library
Fund provides a variety of funding for new books and materials, public programming and outreach, youth services, technology and digitization projects.
Friends of the Winter Haven Public Library
One fund assists in developing the adult library collection. The other helps the children’s library.
Frostproof Care Center
Frostproof Care Center is a faith-based community service organization which demonstrates Christ's love by building bridges between people in need and people with a desire to serve.
Geneva Classical Academy
Our fund exists to receive contributions which are then distributed to families who enroll and demonstrate financial need through our third party assessment firm, FAST.
Girls Inc. of Winter Haven
Our fund helps us in our mission to empower girls to achieve their full potential, develop self-esteem, and create skills for success
We are comprised of individuals from different walks of life that have been brought together through a Christ inspired desire to break down social barriers that separate us from one another.
Green Horizon Land Trust
Green Horizon Land Trust was created to preserve and promote central Florida's natural areas and open spaces for the benefit of all. Since 1991, Green Horizon has helped to acquire, and assisted with placement into conservation, over 6,600 acres of natural central Florida.
Harrison Center for the Arts Parents Association
The Harrison fund is instrumental in helping us provide a rigorous arts education to the students of Polk County.
Harwood Village develops and supports recreational, educational, and social engagement in communities that create a true sense of belonging for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Heritage Gardens Fund
The balance of the fund, including any additional contributions made to the fund, and any balance remaining from the construction of the Heritage Garden shall be kept as a permanent endowment for the maintenance and upkeep of the Heritage Garden at the Winter Haven Museum / Woman’s Club.
Hollis Garden Maintenance Fund
The Hollis Garden Maintenance Fund provides funds to maintain Hollis Garden, a Botanic Garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art and ornamental fountains.
Holy Cross Episcopal Church of Winter Haven
The Mission of Holy Cross Church is to draw people to Jesus and His church through meaningful worship, vital relationships, ongoing training and life changing service to our community and the world.
Humane Society of Polk County
The purpose of this fund is to help support our operations and services provided to Polk County's homeless pets and families with pets in need.
Imperial Symphony Orchestra
The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is committed to the high quality performance of symphonic music to educate, entertain and inspire audiences and enrich the lives of the people of Polk County
InnerAct Alliance's mission is to reduce the abuse and underage use of harmful substances along with involvement in other risky behaviors while supporting positive healthy decisions.
Junior Achievement of Polk County
The Junior Achievement of Polk County Fund was created to provide support to Junior Achievement to carry out its role and mission in Polk County to prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Junior League of Greater Lakeland
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League is exclusively educational and charitable.
Kiwanis Club of North Lakeland Fund
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference.
Lakeland Arts Endowment Fund
The purpose of the Lakeland Arts Endowment Fund is to provide grants that support the mission, programming, and operations of nonprofit arts organizations within the Lakeland vicinity (Lakeland Electric service area).
Lakeland Choral Society
The purpose of the Lakeland Choral Society fund is to support its mission to award music scholarships to vocal students and perform great choral works.
Lakeland Community Theatre
Grants from the fund shall provide support to the agency to carry out its role and mission in the Polk County area.
Lakeland Firefighters Foundation Fund
Sculptures to honor and memorialize community heroes are common throughout the United States.
Lakeland Kiwanis Club Fund
Kiwanis Club look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty.
Lakeland Leads is a 501c(3) nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to produce high-quality research and tangible public policy recommendations designed to help improve Lakeland’s K-12 education landscape and make Lakeland a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Lakeland PigFest is one of the largest Barbecue Competitions in the South East and the Largest KCBS sanctioned event in Florida. Their goal is to connect people, celebrate world-class barbecue, and give back to our community.
Lakeland Police Foundation
The Lakeland Police Foundation was created to provide support to the past, present and future members of the Lakeland Police Department.
Lakeland Rotary Club
For more than 100 years, the Lakeland Rotary Club has served its community and others throughout the world in need; growing to its current membership of more than 200, one of the largest in the state.
Lakeland Sunrise Rotary Club Fund
Club brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace.
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM)
LVIM has an endowment fund so that the community can invest in long term goals of LVIM to make a healthier Polk County.
Lakeland Youth Ice Sports
Lakeland Youth Ice Sports provides the Youth of Polk County and beyond the training and access to healthy and fun world of Figure Skating, Ice Hockey and Ice Sports.
Leadership Lakeland Alumni Legacy Fund
By “paying it forward”, you can help to achieve LLAA’s goal of offering leadership and outreach opportunities which will enhance the lives of Lakeland’s future generation of leaders.
Learning Resource Center of Polk County
Fund was established to offer others the opportunity to join LRC in its work and mission to address the academic needs of the community.
Lighthouse Ministries is set apart by the Spirit of God to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to meet the physical, emotional, and other needs of the poor and at-risk population.
Local College Access Network Fund
The goal of the Polk County Local College Access Network (LCAN) is to increase post-secondary attainment, college and career readiness, access, and success, particularly among Floridians traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
Meals on Wheels of Polk County
The Meals on Wheels of Polk County fund ensures we have a safety net, as there are always unexpected expenses and expected ones that we need to save for.
Munn Park Perpetual Care Fund
The purpose of the Munn Park Perpetual Care Fund is to ensure the maintenance of Munn Park, an oasis of green in downtown Lakeland, where people can spend a quiet moment amidst the trees and flowers
Noah’s Ark of Central Florida
Noah’s Ark is committed to empowering individuals who have developmental disabilities by advocating on their behalf and by providing or facilitating choices of meaningful employment, recreational and social opportunities and affordable housing in an inclusive community
Options for Women
Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic is a licensed, non-profit medical clinic with staff members specially trained to answer any questions you have regarding abortion and other pregnancy options.
Parker Street Ministries
Our fund supports our mission of Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood
Parkway Christian Academy
Parkway Christian Academy is a college preparatory K4-12 school that offers a distinctly Christian education with a biblical worldview. Our mission is to glorify God, disciple students, and pursue excellence in education.
Peace River Center
The fund within GiveWell Community Foundation provides PRC with a safety net for operating so we can, in turn, provide a safety net for others.
Police Athletic League of Lakeland Fund
Promoting positive interaction between the youth in the community and the Lakeland Police Department using educational and recreational activities directed through a variety of youth programming.
Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment (PEACE)
PEACE is a congregation-based community organization whose purpose is to build justice ministries and train members from diverse congregations to work together to identify root causes of community problems and to take action to resolve them.
Polk Education Foundation
Fund supports the varied work we do to support public school students and teachers such as awarding scholarships to graduating seniors, running a reading tutoring program, offering classroom and school grants etc.
Polk Heroes Park Fund
The purpose of the fund shall be to receive and accumulate contributions to be hereafter donated by any individual, entity, or other organization, which will be used to facilitate the maintenance of the memorial.
Polk Training Center for Handicapped Citizens, Inc.
Fund helps to provide program funding for our mission to provides citizens with developmental disabilities the opportunity for community inclusion, skills development, basic adult education, and vocational training.
The fund will be used to help offset increases in operating and maintenance expenses for these expanded programs
Schools of McKeel
Fund helps support the academic programs which focus on an innovative curriculum integrating the latest technology to challenge and prepare students for their future.
SPCA Florida, Inc.
SPCA Florida’s fund is used to care for homeless animals on a day-to-day basis while improving the lives of thousands pets and people
Sunflower Preschool Playground Maintenance Fund
The purpose of the Sunflower Preschool Playground Maintenance Fund is help maintain the park, which is devoted solely to families with toddlers ages 3 to 5
Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland
Talbot House Ministries was founded to be a place of hope for people who had lost hope: the hungry, the homeless, and the poor. Planting the seeds of hope is something we do with everyone who comes through our doors.
The Mission of Winter Haven
The Mission of Winter Haven provides an immediate response of food, support services, and a day center for homeless individuals and all in need.
Theatre Winter Haven
The Theatre Winter Haven fund helps us work toward accomplishing our mission to inspire, challenge, entertain and educate our community by creating exceptional theatrical experiences.
Three Parks Trail Fund
Three Parks Trail is a 3.6-mile long loop around the Cleveland Heights Golf Course, Peterson Park, Lake John, and Woodlake Park.
United Community Relief Fund
GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida have activated the UCRF to provide Hurricane Ian relief in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties.
Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE)
Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) is a local, community-based, volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that provides services, and hope, to seniors in need.
Winter Haven Chamber Foundation
The Winter Haven Chamber Foundation's mission is to advance education, beautification, and economic development in the greater Winter Haven Community.
Winter Haven Council of Garden Clubs
Fund objectives are educating members/youth/public regarding conservation; environment; horticulture; floral design; landscape design and community beautification.
Winter Haven Rotary Scholarship Foundation Fund
Winter Haven Rotary Club purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around Polk County.
Women’s Resource Center of Florida
Women's Resource Center of Florida's mission is to provide a variety of services for women and their families in crisis.
YMCA of West Central Florida
At the YMCA strengthening community is our cause, through our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Youth for Christ of Polk County
Youth for Christ of Polk County focuses our attention on the youth in our community. Every week we meet teenagers in the community, schools, juvenile detention centers, institutions, alternative schools, and high-risk neighborhoods.