Hurricane Disaster Relief Funds
Hurricane Harvey is the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade. Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017. The storm has led to significant damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. There is record-breaking flooding in Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city and a sprawling metropolitan area, threatening lives and homes in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.
Greater Houston Community Fund has raised nearly $50 million to date.
Hurricane Irma was the second Category 4 storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season in just two weeks, setting records as it drove a destructive course across the Caribbean prior to making landfall in Florida on September 10. Irma has also brought catastrophic floods and storm surges throughout Florida, and the Carolinas. Below are the Council on Foundations accredited community foundations that have established hurricane disaster relief funds.
Accredited Community Foundations in Florida with a Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund
Central Florida Foundation
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
The Miami Foundation - launched the Irma Relief Fund, the Irma Caribbean Strong Relief Fund, and the Irma Community Recovery Fund
Community Foundation of Broward
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Collier County
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Accredited Community Foundations in South Carolina with a Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
Community Foundation of the Low Country