Hurricane Harvey

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response

Disaster Overview

Hurricane Harvey is the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade.  Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017. The storm has led to significant, catastropic damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. There is record-breaking flooding in Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city and a sprawling metropolitan area, threatening lives and homes in Texas and along the Golf Coast.  

In response to the storm and it's large-scale impact in the region, a federal disaster declaration was made for Texas on August 25th and for Louisiana on August 28th. 

CDP Resources

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting biweekly briefings for funders seeking to share information or learn about opportunities as the State of Texas continues its recovery from the late summer hurricane. The briefings will be held every other week on Mondays at 2:00 pm Central Time. Hurricane Harvey Recovery Funder Briefings.

For information related to ongoing response and recovery efforts, please visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Harvey resource page.

FEMA Resources

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


Hurricane Harvey Recovery: How Donors Can Help

The Council partnered with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to support a webinar for funders looking to respond to the disaster on Tuesday, August 29.

After Harvey and Irma: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees

Monday September 18 at 1:30 PM Eastern. The Council is partnering with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees to co-sponsor a webinar looking at the unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient, exploring both immediate and long-term needs. 

Response Funds

Several Council partners and Members have established response funds for the disaster including: 

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Natalie Ross

Vice President, Membership, Development and Finance