Featured Funds

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.

Achievement Academy

Achievement Academy

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.
All Saints Academy

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

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.
Bonnet Springs Park

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.
Catapult Lakeland

Catapult Lakeland

Striving to enable the development of visionary ideas, Catapult provides a place for over 80 entrepreneurs to flourish in the heart of downtown Lakeland.
CATT and Rath Center

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
Estates at Carpenters Foundation

Estates at Carpenters Foundation

"With more than 30 years of experience providing care and services to Lakeland seniors, our Lifecare community assures you can live each day as you choose. You expect more. So we deliver it." Website: estatesatcarpenters.com Estates at Carpenters Foundation Fund...

Flight to Honor Polk Fund

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

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

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.
Gospel, Inc.

Gospel, Inc.

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.
Heritage Gardens Fund

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.
InnerAct Alliance

InnerAct Alliance

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 through: Community Awareness and Support; Prevention Education; Economic Impact; and Leadership Development.
Junior League of Greater Lakeland

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 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 Rotary Club

Lakeland Rotary Club

For the past 99 years, this club has served its community and others throughout the world in need; growing to its current membership of more than 160, one of the largest in the state. Website:  lakelandrotary.org The Lakeland Rotary Club Endowment Fund The Rotary...

Lighthouse Ministries

Lighthouse Ministries

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

Local College Access Network Fund

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.
Noah’s Ark of Central Florida

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
Peace River Center

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.
Pigfest Lakeland

Pigfest Lakeland

Lakeland Pigfest is one of the largest Barbecue Competitions in the South East and the Largest KCBS sanctioned event in Florida.
Polk Education Foundation

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

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.
Salvation Army

Salvation Army

The fund will be used to help offset increases in operating and maintenance expenses for these expanded programs
Schools of McKeel

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.
Strings in Need

Strings in Need

Strings in Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable music instruction and affordable instruments to ALL students with a desire to begin or continue their musical journeys
Theatre Winter Haven

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 Fund

The Three Parks Trail is a 3.6-mile long loop around the Cleveland Heights Golf Course, Peterson Park, Lake John, and Woodlake Park. It began as an idea several years ago for a recreational bicycle and pedestrian pathway. Over the years, the City gradually built the various segments of the trail with City funds and Federal grants.