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How to Support Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

September 12, 2017

Grantmakers In Health is compiling a list of resources for funders interested in supporting Hurricane Irma relief efforts. We will continue to update this list as new resources and opportunities for support become available. Please email additional items to or tweet @GIHealth.



  • On Thursday, September 14, CDP, in partnership with the Council on Foundations and the Southeastern Council on Foundations will hold a webinar for funders interested in addressing recovery.


  • The CDP 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.


  • The Florida Philanthropic Network has outlined numerous disaster philanthropy resources, as well as a list of funds that have been created to address recovery efforts.


  • A number of Florida Philanthropic Network members have issued a Hurricane Assistance Fund to make grants to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties affected by the storm.


  • The Miami Foundation has started a hurricane relief fund.

  • The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund represents a unique partnership between 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. The fund will support local storm recovery efforts, and address immediate and mid- to long-range recovery needs through the provision of grants to select nonprofits. 


  • Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) staff have pulled together an informal Gulf Coast Response Google document with excerpts from recent communications that flag ideas for response and recovery support related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or broader disaster relief.  


  • Interested in grassroots organizations supporting frontline communities in the affected regions? Visit this Grassroots Hurricane Recovery page for a list of funds and grassroots relief efforts.


  • Those impacted by the storm can visit FEMA and the USDA for vital resources.


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