Polk County Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk County nonprofit organizations are struggling to serve the community. United Way of Central Florida, through direction from the Board of County Commissioners, is providing economic support to local nonprofits with a 501c3 charitable organization that has experienced business interruption due to COVID-19.  Interruptions which may have occurred include but are not limited to; temporary closures, suspensions or reduction of services, interferences in funding, and disturbances in procedures and additional expenses due to COVID-19 social distancing, remote learning and working, personal protective equipment, and cleaning requirements.

What: Polk County Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief is providing assistance funds available in the following tiers:

$15,000 - For nonprofits with annual budgets under $500,000
$30,000 - For nonprofits with annual budgets between $500,000-$1,500,000
$45,000 - For nonprofits with annual budgets over $1,500,000

Funds will be disbursed via ACH. If an organization has already received funds from a Small Business Grant through Polk CARES, that amount will be deducted from any funds disbursed here.

Funds will be available on a first-come first-served basis, and applications will be reviewed until funds are exhausted.

Who: Nonprofit organizations, established prior to 2/15/2020, that experienced business interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This does not exclude organizations that have already received Polk CARES funding, but the amount your organization has already received through Polk CARES will be deducted from the amount you will receive through Polk County Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief.

In order to qualify, organizations must be able to provide a 501c3 Determination Letter, ACH Form, and Signed W-9 Form.

If your organization serves people in Polk County but you do not have a Polk County address, you may still qualify and be eligible to receive funds. Applications will be accepted or denied at the sole discretion of United Way of Central Florida as directed by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

When: Applications must be submitted by October 7, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the UWCF team and updates on fund distribution will be provided via email by October 23, 2020. 

How: How can you apply to receive this assistance? Complete the application form below. Be sure to collect all the information needed in advance for a seamless application process. In addition to basic organization and contact information, you will need to provide: 

Your organization’s information will be collected, stored, and reviewed securely.

Polk County Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief