To aid community organizations facing an unprecedented demand on resources, GiveWell Community Foundation partnered with United Way of Central Florida in March 2020 to establish the United Community Relief Fund (UCRF). 100% of donations to the UCRF go directly to nonprofits in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties serving those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts crises caused by COVID-19. No administrative fees will be collected from donations to the Fund, and donors have the option to offset credit card fees.
Since March, more than $600,000 has been contributed by GWCF fundholders and community members! In April, an initial round of grants totaling $310,000 was granted to 34 nonprofits. And in September, an second round of grants distributed another $300,000 to 33 nonprofits.
GWCF fundholders may recommend a grant to the UCRF from their donor-advised fund using our Donor Portal.