Name: GiveWell Community Foundation Inc.

Address: 1501 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL, United States 33803

Foundation status: Community foundation

Phone: 863-683-3131

Fax: 863-683-5909



EIN: 593649871

Asset Amount: $192,493,129

Total Giving: $15,524,341

Gifts Received: $27,010,946

Expenditures: $17,120,038

Qualifying Distributions: N/A

Giving Activities Include: $15,524,341 for grants


Purpose and Activities: The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in all areas of great Lakeland, Florida. It does this by serving donors, local nonprofit charities and the community at large.

Background: Established in 1997 in Florida.


SUBJECTS: Arts and culture, Christianity, Community and economic development, Education, Elementary and secondary education, Environment, Family services, Health, Higher education, Historic preservation, Housing development, Human services, In-patient medical care, Mental health care, Museums, Nonprofits, Performing arts, Senior services, Special population support, Youth development

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Florida, Moldova, Germany, United Kingdom, Tanzania, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras

POPULATION GROUPS: Academics, Adolescents, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Low-income people, Students

SUPPORT STRATEGIES: Capital campaigns, Equipment, General support, Program support, Seed money

TRANSACTION TYPES: Matching grants

ORGANIZATION TYPES: Community foundation


Visit the foundation website for application form and guidelines. The foundation offers one grant orientation each fiscal year; attendance is mandatory

Application form required.

Initial Approach: Attend grant orientation

Copies of proposal: 1

Deadline(s): Changes annually – check website for most current information

Final notification: Oct. for initial qualification determination


Giving primarily in the greater Lakeland, Florida, area.

No support for sectarian religious projects that are not open to all.

No grants to individuals (except for scholarships and emergency grants), or for tickets, annual or building campaigns, endowments, operating expense,
galas, membership dues, medical or scientific research, debt reduction or bridge funding, or fundraising events or celebrations.