Hurricane Ian Update: The United Community Relief Fund has been activated to in response to Hurricane Ian’s impact on our community. 100% of donations to the Fund will go towards helping residents of Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

To donate to the United Community Relief Fund, please visit unitedcommunityrelief.org. GWCF donor advised fundholders may request grants from their fund to the UCRF using the online donor portal

About the United Community Relief Fund

The United Community Relief Fund (UCRF) was established in March 2020 by the GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to more than 300 individual contributions from our community, the Fund was able to grant $635,758.46 to nonprofits providing COVID-19 relief in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties.

The United Community Relief Fund remains active and ready to respond to future relief efforts that will improve the lives of the residents of our community.

About GiveWell Community Foundation

GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to invest in themselves through Agency Funds. GWCF also works with local service clubs, veterans groups, municipalities, and other community groups by offering Community Funds for the betterment and improved quality of life of our area. Click here to view all of our Featured Funds.

GiveWell Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to build a stronger community throughout Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties and beyond through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. The Foundation is home to more than 380 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. GWCF has awarded over $330 million in grants since its founding in 1997. Click here to learn more about us.