Hurricane Michael

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response

Disaster Overview

Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that resulted in dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds of more than 150 mph and flooding rainfall. As it moved inland, Michael also brought heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States. Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The impacts of the storm has reached 

As updates about the storm's impacts and opportunity to support long-term recovery in affected communities are available, this page will be regularly updated with more resources and information on any funds established to support disaster response and recovery. 


The Council co-hosted a webinar with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to discuss what is transpiring in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael, as well as an understanding of the scope of support and resources available within a philanthropic response, on October 15, 2018. Speakers included representatives of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, Volunteer Florida, and Catholic Charities of Florida. 

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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 the Council's recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters.

The Foundation Center and CDP are monitoring private investment and top recipients of funding in response to Hurricane Michael on their Tracking Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief page.

FEMA Resources

FEMA is a critical federal partner of the Council that often relies on community foundations and place-based funders before, during, and after a disaster hits. FEMA's resources related to Hurricane Michael  include up-to-date information about the federal government's response to the storm. 

Response Funds

As various local, state and regional community foundations and philanthropic institutions establish response funds for disaster recovery, we will flag them here.

Disaster response funds from Council members and partners:

*Foundation accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. 

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Stephanie Powers

Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Partnerships