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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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Introducing GiveCard!

Regifting: It’s not only acceptable…it’s preferred. Want to help our community nonprofits in a fun and interactive way? Then give a GiveCard to friends, family members, co-workers or to the person who has everything! You can choose either a physical or virtual GiveCard, and they can be loaded with  any amount, with a minimum amount of $20. Recipients … Read On »

Job Posting: Community Engagement Specialist

The GiveWell Community Foundation is seeking a Community Engagement Specialist for its Winter Haven office.  Candidates must have strong background in working with philanthropic organizations and donors.  Supporting development efforts, initiating community outreach, and representing the organization to the community are essential skill requirements.  Familiarity with grantmaking services a plus;  communication, organizational, and administrative competencies … Read On »

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