In March 2020, GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida established the United Community Relief Fund (UCRF) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to more than 300 individual contributions from our community, the Fund was able to award $636,000 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.

No administrative fees have been or will be collected from donations to the United Community Relief Fund. GWCF fundholders may recommend a grant to the UCRF from their donor-advised fund using our online Donor Portal.

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