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SWFL Emergency Relief Fund

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Emergency Medical Care & Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Florida: Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Lee County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Southwest Florida Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee has created the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund in response to COVID-19 to serve our neighbors in Southwest Florida.

The Fund will provide resources to local organizations working to provide aid to those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and local government to expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

The Community Foundation will proactively work with the United Way as they identify potential grant recipients and solicit guidance on potential recipients from other community funders and advisors. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues through the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.

The COVID-19 Response Fund will prioritize community-based organizations serving the Southwest Florida region. We are doing this with a recognition that many Southwest Florida nonprofits serve workers and residents in our neighboring counties.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Based upon the charitable structure of the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund, our grants will be limited to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities.


  • We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501c4, 501c5, and 501c6 organizations.