Hurricane Florence

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response

Disaster Overview

Hurricane Florence made landfall along the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday September 13, leading to catastrophic inland rainfall, flooding, life-threatening storm surges and destructive winds. 

As more becomes known about the impacts of the storm, this page will be updated with more resources and information on any funds established to support disaster response and recovery for impacted communities. 


Hurricane Florence: What’s Next? Webinar
September 18
3:00 PM ET

The devastation of Hurricane Florence has wide-reaching impacts that will require strategic, long-term investments. The Council is co-sponsoring this webinar on Tuesday, September 18, with CDP, Southeastern Council of Foundations, and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. CDP is also launching its 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund and details about this fund will be provided during the webinar.

Council Disaster Grantmaking Resources

Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.

Disaster Philanthropy Resources

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is tracking critical needs and disaster specific resources on their Hurricane Florence resource page.

Foundation Center and CDP are monitoring private investment and top recipients of funding on their Tracking Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief page.

FEMA Resources

You can track FEMA's response to the storm on its Hurricane Florence Resource Page

Response Funds

Various local, state and regional community foundations have establish response funds for disaster recovery, including:

*This foundation is accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. 

Additional disaster response funds from Council members and partners:

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Stephanie Powers

Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Partnerships