Community Investment Grants

Community Investment Grants


Welcome to the United Way of Charlotte County (UWCC) Grant Application system.

United Way of Charlotte County’s (UWCC) mission is to mobilize the power of our community to break the cycle of poverty. In addition to direct services provided by our staff and volunteer team, UWCC administers grant funding to organizations serving Charlotte County, Florida to harness all our resources to build strong households and strong neighborhoods.

These are competitive grants. Please thoroughly read the Community Investment Grant Guidelines before applying. By investing in community partners with their own individual and innovative approaches to supporting ALICE households, our goal is to create a collective impact on the success of children, youth, adults and families.

With this in mind, funding requests for programs that support Basic Needs will be accepted in addition to programs that provide an aligned contribution to the categories of Educational Success, Financial Empowerment, Seniors, and Communication & Navigation. This dual approach will move Charlotte County forward, by emphasizing immediate support for those in crisis and building a long-term vision for impact.

Important Dates:

Mandatory Grant Cycle Workshop (Attendance is required for all those interested in applying; no RSVP needed)
    Date: March 5, 2024
    Time: 1p – 3p
    Location: 18501 Murdock Cir., Port Charlotte, FL 33948
                    Publix Training Room – 4th floor Suite 403

Letter of Intent will be made available online March 5, 2024, due by Friday March 15, 2024 at 4pm. 

A word document of the Grant application will be emailed to those invited to move forward in the grant cycle process (prior to March 15, if applicable). 

Online Grant Application will be made available March 15, 2024 for those invited to move forward in the grant cycle process. 

Login instructions (For Agency Use Only)

Watch a short instructional video on creating an account and saving drafts.

All applicants are required to have or create an account to complete and submit your application.  Keep your user name and password handy so that you can "save a draft" and return to complete your submission.  Also this user name and password will continue to be used for agency reporting and future applications.

  • LOGIN HERE (If you already have a user name and password)
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT (New users only - Recommend using your Agency Name as your User Name - watch for an email to set your password, check spam)
  • RESET YOUR PASSWORD (If your email has been used previously, you can reset your password)
  • LOGOUT (Be sure to log out once you have saved your draft or submitted your application)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Do not leave any blanks; enter N/A if not applicable.

Be sure to click "SAVE DRAFT" frequently, you will be able to return and work on the application as time permits. Be sure to click "SUBMIT" when completed, you will not be able to access completed submission, but you will be sent a copy of your submission.


View our 2022-2023 BOCC/COPG Impact here

To learn more about ALICE, click here 


Need Help?

For help logging in to complete the application or mid-year report, contact Jen Wolfe -

(Please note, if you are having difficulty logging in, you might be using the wrong Username. If you reset your password, the Username will be the greeting that comes on the email you receive.)


For all questions about the content of the application, contact Angie Matthiessen -