In response to Hurricane Irma affecting communities across the state of Florida and the Caribbean, the Florida Philanthropic Network has compiled a list of places to give and serve. They are working directly with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to coordinate relief and recovery efforts.
Ways to Give
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund
In response to the long-term recovery needs that will arise following this devastating storm, the CDP Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund will focus on medium and long-term rebuilding needs, such as rebuilding homes, businesses, infrastructure, meeting the needs of young children, and supporting mental health needs. Geographically, the fund will focus on the entirety of the storm’s impact area. The fund allows donors to give now to support recovery needs that continue long after the TV cameras and news teams rollup coverage and turn the eye of the world away from this disaster.
NetHope supported by The Patterson Foundation
The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by working with NetHope to improve information sharing and data-management strategies between NGOs, communities, and governments in locations around the world affected by disasters. Hurricane Irma has devastated parts of the Caribbean, knocking out communications that are vital for residents and first responders. NetHope has activated its Emergency Response Working Group to the region.
Hurricane Assistance Fund – Palm Beach & Martin Counties
FPN members in South Florida have issued a Hurricane Assistance Fund to make grants to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties affected by the storm. The Hurricane Assistance Fund application is a collective effort between Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County, Quantum Foundation, Lost Tree Village Foundation, Palm Beach County Department of Community Services and the Farris Family Foundation.
Hurricane Relief Fund at The Miami Foundation
The Fund will help recovery and rebuilding work driven by organizations on the ground helping families, communities and businesses rebuild and recover.
Broward Cares is a strategic collaboration of the Community Foundation of Broward, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, and United Way of Broward County. The three organizations will mutually collect donations and provide assistance for recovery and rebuilding through this collaborative disaster response initiative. 100 percent of donations made through Broward Cares will be directed to areas critically impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund
The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund (TBDRRF) is a new strategic collaboration of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, United Way of Citrus County, United Way of Hernando, United Way of Pasco, and United Way Suncoast. This fund, which builds on one established by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 2008, provides a trusted and reliable way to make tax-deductible donations to local storm recovery efforts. 100% of the funds collected through this effort will be directed to address immediate and mid- to long-term recovery needs through grants to select nonprofits.
Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund
The Community Foundation of Collier County, in close collaboration with the City of Naples and Collier County Emergency Management, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, City of Naples Police Department, Marco Island Police Department and the United Way of Collier County has established the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims. 100% of donations collected are distributed to victims and their families.
SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has joined forces with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties to create a giving fund to help in the aftermath of those affected by Hurricane Irma. 100 percent of the funds donated through the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will be used by the United Way to provide emergency funds to directly help people displaced from their homes and those suffering loss due to the hurricane and floods.
Hurricane Relief Fund – Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Knowing the generosity of the community for the needs we know will lie ahead from Hurricane Irma’s wake and in order to be prepared for it, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has established a fund to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Gulf Coast Disaster Fund
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has activated a disaster fund to support relief and recovery from the natural disaster that has affected our region. Relief will focus on making communities habitable again so residents can resume their daily lives. Recovery will include a range of activities needed to rebuild our regional economy and return stability to individuals and families. All donations are tax-deductible and will be distributed to 501(c)(3) public charities, less credit card fees.
Disaster Relief Fund at Manatee Community Foundation
As Manatee County faces the short-term relief and long-term recovery needs caused by Hurricane Irma, Manatee Community Foundation is working with other local partners to help donors make informed decisions about their giving. Selecting results-based organizations that are effective in their work will do the most good for the community.
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund – Central Florida Foundation
Central Florida Foundation has activated the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. The fund will support longer term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Central Florida as we uncover the true effects of the storm in the days ahead.
Houston and the other areas hit by Hurricane Harvey have a long road ahead as they fight to restore their communities. Your support will help the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Houston.
Consider a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. This fund is similar to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund we set up in partnership with Community Foundation of NJ in 2012. Greater Houston Community Foundation will accept donations for victims affected by Hurricane Harvey, while also thinking long-term about Houston’s full recovery.
Houston’s challenges are just beginning. They’ll need support now and well into the future.
Give through your DONOR ADVISED FUND.
Make a CREDIT CARD donation.
To learn more about the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, visit www.ghcf.org.