Community Foundations are in a unique position to help communities devastated by natural disasters. Strong relationships with local non-profits, local government, and kind, compassionate donors allow community foundations to respond immediately to the greatest needs in the community and fill in the gaps where resources are most needed. We have provided information on community foundations assisting with both fire and hurricane relief. We have included ways to support these efforts through online giving for those who would like to help.
In response to the major fires in Napa County, Napa Valley Community Foundation mobilized its Disaster Relief Fund to support nonprofits providing immediate relief and recovery services to those affected. These services may include: food; shelter; childcare; transportation; health and mental health; resource/referral and case management; legal/advocacy services; and, human and social services. Please click here to support the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund
The Community Foundation of Sonoma County is committed to providing essential support for those impacted by the Sonoma County fires. The Sonoma County Resilience Fund will address the mid to long-term needs of Sonoma County after the devastating fires that have struck their community. Please click here to support the Sonoma County Resilience Fund
The Disaster Fund for Mendocino County, managed by the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, awards grants to family resource centers, senior centers, community dining rooms and other non-profits that provide disaster relief and recovery services to households impacted by the Mendocino County fires, such as meals, temporary housing assistance, replacement of essential household items, and medical care or counseling. Please click here to support the Disaster Fund for Mendocino County
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, set up by Houston's Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmer at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, is focused on immediate and long-term relief efforts in Harris County and Houston. Distributions and grants will provide relief efforts to aid victims of the flooding and other weather caused by Hurricane Harvey, including shelter and temporary housing needs, food and supplies, healthcare, transportation, child care, facility needs for childcare and social service agencies. Please click here to support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has activated a disaster fund to support relief and recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria. Relief will focus on making communities habitable again so residents can resume their daily lives. Recovery will include a range of activities needed to rebuild the regional economy and return stability to individuals and families. Please click here to support the Gulf Coast Disaster Fund
The Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund is providing grants to communities impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria through the community organizations who are already active and working with the vulnerable populations, especially elderly and families with infant children. Please click hereto support the Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund