As residents in Puerto Rico and Florida grapple with catastrophic damage from Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, organizations in the communities impacted and across the country are mobilizing to provide relief. Generous donors are also responding to these back-to-back crises in an effort to fulfill the humanitarian needs. If you are searching for ways to make a difference, please see below for immediate opportunities to give online.
Puerto Rico/Hurricane Fiona
The Community Foundation of Puerto Rico
The Community Foundation of Puerto Rico activated the Community Recovery Fund for Puerto Rico to support the work of nonprofit organizations that are activated to respond to the emergency created by Hurricane Fiona.
Latino Community Foundation
The Latino Community Foundation is partnering with the Hispanic Federation to get much needed resources to the Island.
The Hispanic Federation
The Hispanic Federation has launched the UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund, and they have a team of people coordinating relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico.
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)
HIP partners with a transnational network of foundations to make impactful investments in the Latinx community. It has launched the Fiona Response Fund to support the Hispanic Federation, Community Foundation of Puerto Rico, the Fiona Community Response Fund, and Dominican Republic-based organizations’ relief efforts.
Techos Pa’ Mi Gente
Techos Pa’ Mi Gente emerged in 2017 after Hurricane Maria to support families affected by natural disasters. Its Hurricane Season campaign gathers donations to support rebuilding efforts.
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
The community foundation is accepting contributions to the Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund to support Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Following the storm, they will partner with the network of community foundations in Florida and the Southeastern United States to distribute funds to the areas of greatest need, prioritizing on the response and recovery efforts in Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto and Charlotte counties.
Manatee Community Foundation
The foundation has activated the MCF Disaster Relief Fund. Funds will be used to make grants to local nonprofit organizations providing response and relief following Hurricane Ian.
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.
Collaboratory & United Way
In Fort Myers, Collaboratory and United Way have partnered to collect donations through the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund. 100% of funds will support southwest Florida nonprofits helping people affected by Hurricane Ian.
Community Foundation Awareness Initiative
The Community Foundation Awareness Initiative has compiled a list of community foundation-managed funds supporting those impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Please continue to check back for updates to this list. If you are aware of additional avenues for giving, please post them in the comments below or contact us for consideration on inclusion in the list above.