Disaster and Emergency Relief Resources
This will serve as an ongoing resource page for funders with ways to respond to natural disasters and other calls for emergency relief. If you have any additiona resources to add, please contact Gail Pinkham, Senior Director of Communications. Additional resources can be found at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
- California Wildfires (October 2017)
- Hurricane Maria (September 2017)
- Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (September 2017)
- Community Foundation of Sonoma County has launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
- The Community Foundation of Mendocino County has launched the Disaster Fund for Mendocino County.
- Napa Valley Community Foundation has mobilized its Disaster Relief Fund
- Northern California Grantmakers has a helpful resource page on responding to the ongoing wildfires in Northern California.
- Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees, which along with NCG is located in Northern California, also has a helpful list of resources on responding to the wildfires – including a list of immigrant-serving organizations that are helping the local immigrant communities being impacted by the wildfires.
Below are some resources to help support those impacted by the recent Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), a nonprofit organization, was founded by several professional and trade associations who came together after Hurricane Katrina to help provide humanitarian relief. Today, ALAN comprises hundreds of supply-chain businesses who stand poised to respond in the event of disasters. We are experts in transportation, warehousing, cold storage, and distribution, and we can help locate and move goods from suppliers to affected communities rapidly and efficiently.
Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund
In partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund. The Boston Foundation has agreed to champion this effort free of charge. The money raised will be invested in three areas: disaster relief, sustainable rebuilding and capacity building for NGO’s in Massachusetts, as a substantial migration of Puerto Ricans to Boston and throughout the Commonwealth is expected in the months ahead. Up to one-third will be immediately distributed for relief efforts, and another third will be deployed over two years to support reconstruction and economic recovery projects that are sustainable in the long term. The final third will support resettlement efforts in the Commonwealth. https://www.tbf.org/puertorico
Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund at Heart of Florida United Way to assist with emergency assistance and basic needs of those affected. 100% of every dollar raised will go toward alleviating immediate storm-related needs in Puerto Rico, long-term community recovery and displacement assistance for families in Central Florida. We have been in contact with Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico, the United Way that serves the entire island, in order to assess the immediate needs of their community. http://www.hfuw.org/pr/
This massive international crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits and donors is providing emergency supplies like food, water and medicine to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. All donations to this fund exclusively support hurricane relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean. You can donate here. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-maria-caribbean-relief-fund/
United for Puerto Rico
The first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, has teamed up with corporate behemoths like Coca Cola, Walmart and Burger King to help provide aid to hurricane victims. You can donate to this campaign here. http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
Unidos: A Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
The Hispanic Federation, along with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), set up this fund. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to hurricane relief and recovery efforts. You can donate to them here. http://hispanicfederation.org/media/press_releases/a_hurricane_relief_fund_for_hurricane_maria_victims_in_puerto_rico/
Puerto Rico Recovery Fund (established by the Center for a New Economy), which is both addressing immediate needs and working to set the island on a path toward economic growth as it rebuilds
The Hispanics in Philanthropy Fund, which is making contributions to foundations in Puerto Rico
The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund, which is channeling contributions directly to grass-roots groups working to help marginalized people and neighborhoods hurt by the storm.
Florida Philanthropic Network posted an extensive list of various ways to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma - including ways to GIVE and VOLUNTEER. Visit:
The Greater Houston Community Foundation is managing Mayor Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
The Dallas Foundation has established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
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- Several local and national organizations are collecting donations for general disaster relief efforts, including the United Way, Americares, Salvation Army, Save the Children, Global Giving, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watthas set up a flood relief fund, backing the effort with his own $100,000 donation.
- Gofundme has curated a list of Harvey relief efforts, with fundraisers for individual cities, families and homes.
- Individuals and corporations can donate to hurricane relief efforts through the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
- The State of Texas Agriculture Relief fund (STAR fund) is collecting private dollars to help Texas farmers and ranchers recover from Hurricane Harvey.
- You can support Houston’s undocumented communities affected by the floods by making a donation here.
- Help teachers in affected school districts rebuild their classrooms. Teachers of Tomorrow, a Texas education organization, started a relief fund for educators affected by Harvey.
- Help LGBTQ flood victims through the Montrose Center.
- Donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund to aid working families in crisis.
- You can help Hurricane Harvey victims by texting HARVEY to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross (or by visiting RedCross.org to give any other amount).
- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, is accepting donations for flood victims.