To aid community organizations facing an unprecedented demand on resources, GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida partnered to establish the United Community Relief Fund. This Fund will support local nonprofit organizations serving those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.

In an initial round of grants in April, a total of $310,000 was granted to 34 local nonprofits providing COVID-19 relief to throughout Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. A second round of grants  distributed another $300,000 to 33 nonprofits in September.

No administrative fees will be collected from donations to the Fund, and donors have the option to offset credit card fees.

GiveWell Community Foundation fundholders may recommend a grant from their donor-advised fund using our Donor Portal.