We hope everyone made it through Irma safely.
The Community Foundation is here to help find solutions to the challenges Irma brought for our partners, fundholders, and grantees.
We are the convener that can work with funders and community partners to co-invest funds for maximum response and effectiveness. We - along with many others - can help take care of our community during this difficult time - both now and in the future.
With that, we have activated the Hurricane Assistance Fund. The fund will support longer term recovery and rebuilding efforts in south Florida as we uncover the true effects of the storm in the days ahead.
This fund will be used to grant funds to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties that have specific needs caused by storm conditions concerning interruption of services or facility repair and restoration. It is intended to support both immediate and long-term relief, and is dedicated to filling gaps not met by local and federal efforts.
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Hurricane Harvey Relief
Our Community Foundation stands with our colleagues in Houston as they begin to assess damages from Hurricane Harvey and uncover the full effects of the storm in the days ahead. Here in Florida, we know all too well the damage storms like this can inflict, as well as the impact and depth of immediate and long-term recovery needs.
We are proud that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner knew he could rely on his Community Foundation’s local expertise and in-depth understanding of the issues his city faces during and after the flooding. Mayor Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, to accept tax deductible flood relief donations. Funds collected will be used for the greatest needs of those impacted by the floods as well as schools and charities that are damaged.