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April 9, 2020

We can all be part of healthy solutions in our community. As we monitor community needs, nonprofit needs, and news from public health officials, the following information may be helpful to you.


The United Way of Charlotte County is a sponsor of the Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD). The COAD is a point of entry to assist Charlotte County residents with economic hardships due to COVID-19 and its effects on our daily lives. Funding will be available for rent/mortgage, transportation, utilities, childcare, food, and other needs once and initial screening has been completed. Visit to fill out a pre-screen application today or call 2-1-1 (or 941-205-2161 for TTY, Englewood, and out of area cell phone callers) for information on available community resources.

COAD Youth & Education Task Force: 
Anyone in need of medical attention:
Call your health care provider or contact the Charlotte County Health Department if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and returned from international travel or a cruise in the last 14 days.
Trusted sources can help us protect ourselves and communities, while preventing the spread of inaccurate or unconfirmed information.
Charlotte County Closings and Event Cancellation


Donors: What is Needed & How to Give

It is too early to know everything local nonprofit organizations require to respond to changing needs. As we learn about and verify specific needs in our community, we will update this page.

  •  Continue giving, and give unrestricted gifts to nonprofits you trust and to the United Way of Charlotte County.
  • The Season of Sharing Fund assists individuals who require one-time assistance with utility, rent, transportation or other needs, allowing them to remain in their homes. You can designate Charlotte County residents when you make a gift.


Tax Day is now: July 15, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. Click here for details.




Get Help:

$60 Billion Stimulus Bill. Background information, our call to action and a press release on the $60 Billion Stimulus Bill have been posted to United Way Online. Click here for details.


Additional Resources:

Charlotte County Public Schools

Florida Department of Health

Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Emergence Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Follow Facts; Not Fear Florida Chamber of Commerce

When You Have Questions, Call 211

Florida Department of Health

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

“Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits” By Margie Fleming Glennon Excellent Resource in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

COVID-19 & Nonprofit Response: Health, Fundraising, and Risk Assessment   Free Webinar with The Nonprofit Times