Disaster Relief News and Updates

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Hurricane Harvey devastated communities large and small throughout the Gulf Coast and Central Texas. In response to many members requesting to better understand current funding efforts and needs throughout the region, Philanthropy Southwest has created a funders' database to provide access to on-going relief and recovery grantmaking data. The goal is to help funders learn about efforts currently underway and potential opportunities for future investment. To reach this goal, Philanthropy Southwest is asking member and nonmember funders to share their grantmaking data regarding Hurricane Harvey. The database will only be accessible to funders. 

Center for Disaster Philanthropy The CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund
Center for Public Policy Priorities Harvey Community Relief Fund
Coastal Bend Community Foundation Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Fund
Communities Foundation of Texas Mass Care Task Force (MCTF)
The Dallas Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Dallas Women’s Foundation's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund 
Greater Houston Community Foundation - Mayor Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Texas Access to Justice Foundation's Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund (for those needing legal assistance)
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the OneStar Foundation launch Rebuild Texas Fund
Tulsa Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Resources and Information
Baptist Health Foundation (San Antonio) to award $100,000 in disaster relief
The Catholic Foundation Gives $100,000 for Harvey Relief (press release below)
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Disaster Philanthropy Playbook 
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Foundation Center Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy Data to Drive Decisions
Center for Public Policy Priorities Hurricane Harvey web page
El Pomar Foundation: Colorado Nonprofits Mobilize to Support Houston (press release below)
El Pomar Foundation Assists with Ongoing Response to Harvey and Irma (press release below)
Jessie Ball duPont Fund Creating Order from Chaos: Roles for Philanthropy in Disaster Planning and Response
United Philanthropy Forum Responses, News Items, Resources, and Programming
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations Resources for Hurricane Harvey
Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster TXVOAD
Tulsa Community Foundation's disaster relief fund to assist victims (press release below)
The U.S. Department of Education Emergency Response Contact Center Activated for Impacted Education Stakeholders
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Activates Surge Capacity Force to Support Response to Tropical Storm Harvey Devaster FEMA Bulletin
U.S. Senator, John Cornyn's Hurricane Harvey Information and Resources
U.S. Trust, Bank of America - Philanthropy in a Time of Disaster: Preparing, Responding, Recovering (link below)
Gulf Coast Medical Foundation's Executive Vice President, Melissa M. Burnham is coordinating the Gulf Coast Funders Collaborative covering Matagorda, Wharton and Fort Bend Counties. To learn more and to help, contact Melissa or call (281) 414-9945.
The George Foundation reports on the impact of Hurricane Harvey in Fort Bend County, Texas (attachment below)
Foundation Center and Center for Disaster Philanthropy Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy

Webinar: Hurricane Harvey Recovery: How Donors Can Help (August 29, 2017)
Webinar: After Hurricane Harvey: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees (September 18, 2017)
Webinar: Post Hurricane Harvey Response: What Funders Should Know (September 18, 2017)
Webinar: Rebuild Texas Fund - Funder Call (November 7, 2017) 
Webinar: Rebuild Texas Fund - Funder Call (December 13, 2017). Resources - OneStar Foundation, Impact of Harvey by County, US Department of Health and Human Resources Community Assessments. Additional Resources: Final Assessment Report; Behavioral Health Resources. For a recording of the call, contact Kate Shannon.
Webinar: Rebuilding and Recovery: Equitable Housing and the Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina (January 23, 2017)
Webinar: Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Biweekly Funder Briefings (February 1, 2018)

United Philanthropy Forum Responses, News Items, Resources, and Programming
Council on Foundations - Disaster Philanthropy web page
Center for Disaster Philanthropy home page
Philanthropy New York Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf Coast
The Resilient Organization Disaster Planning and Recovery for Nonprofits, Charities, and Libraries 
Grantmakers in Aging Disaster, Older Adults and Philanthropy


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