How to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
August 29, 2017
Grantmakers In Health is compiling a list of resources for funders interested in supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We will continue to update this list as new resources and opportunities for support become available. Please email additional items to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @GIHealth.
- The Episcopal Health Foundation is holding a webinar on Monday, September 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT on its data tool for taking inventory of Hurricane Harvey's damage in affected counties and communities of Texas, which may be of use to funders interested in supporting recovery efforts.
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a full-time resource to help donors maximize the impact of disaster-related giving decisions. In partnership with the Council on Foundations, the Center will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 29, at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT on how to allocate resources to meet the needs of Hurricane Harvey-affected communities. The webinar will feature representatives from the Greater Houston Community Foundation, OneStar Foundation, and FEMA. The organization has developed a Recovery Fund to support medium and long-term rebuilding needs.
- The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook helps communities plan and prepare now to respond to disasters. The Playbook is centered on 15 strategies, including community and economic recovery; education; health and behavioral health; aging and disabled populations; arts and culture; environment; and others.
- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to accept flood relief donations. The Fund which will be administered by The Greater Houston Community Foundation.
- The Dallas Foundation has also established a fund to support nonprofit organizations that are working to provide aid to hurricane victims.
- The United Way of Texas has compiled a list of various United Way chapters that have created relief funds.
- A list of local food banks can be found in the Elgin Courier. The Texas Diaper Bank and SPCA of Texas are also in need of donations.
- The New York Times has compiled a comprehensive list of local and national organizations taking on relief work.
- Those impacted by the storm can visit FEMA and the USDA for vital resources. In addition, the State Bar of Texas is offering a free legal hotline and disaster relief resources for survivors.
- Texas Organizing Project (TOP) established the Harvey Community Relief Fund to reach the frontline and which will build capacity in a group that will remain on the ground for the long term.
- AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to support the victims devastated by Hurricane Harvey. To meet their needs, AARP and AARP Foundation will match – dollar for dollar – contributions up to a total of $1 million.
- For those interested in supporting grassroots frontline community groups in the Gulf Coast in their relief, recovery, and response efforts to Hurricane Harvey, please visit A Just Harvey Recovery for resources.