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GiveWell Community Foundation

Serving the Polk County Region & Beyond

In 1997, a group of residents who cared about shaping their city’s future established the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland (CFGL). Initially established as an affiliate of the Tampa Community Foundation, the CFGL became a stand-alone 501(c)3 public charity in 2000. Four years later, another group of community-minded citizens came together to establish an affiliate of the CFGL, the Community Foundation of Greater Winter Haven.

Through the years, the two organizations served neighboring geographic areas and accomplished great things.  In 2013, the decision was made to combine their resources and form one community foundation that was capable of doing even greater work throughout the Polk County region. From this vision, the GiveWell Community Foundation was born and continues to be a reputable, efficient place to invest dollars that grow to do tremendous good.  Learn More »

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7 Tips for Writing a Stellar Final Grant Report

Showcase your organization in the best way. You spent a lot of time writing a grant application and are lucky enough to receive funding. Then the excitement begins of being able to run a successful program or project. After spending countless hours on your project you feel accomplished with the results and the impact it’s … Read On »

Alliance for Independence’s Grant Continues to Provide Impact

Impact Polk Grant Makes Safety and Comfort Improvements Possible for Alliance for Independence Alliance for Independence (AFI)’s Carleton Group Home’s residents can now move a little more freely and safely thanks to a $13,895 grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation as part of the 2014 Impact Polk grant cycle. … Read On »

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