Philanthropy's Response to 2021 Hurricane Ida

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response


Hurricane Ida struck the southern coast of Louisiana on the afternoon of August 29, 2021, as an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane and its remnants have since caused major flooding throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

As updates about the impact of this disaster are known as well as opportunities to support long-term recovery in affected communities becomes available, this page will be updated with more resources and information surrounding response and recovery.



As various local, state and regional and philanthropic institutions establish response funds for disaster recovery, we will keep this information up to date.


  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is the Council's recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters.
  • 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. Visit FEMA’s Hurricane Ida page for additional news and information. The Council's Senior Advisor for Public Policy and Partnerships, Stephanie Powers, remains a vital resource and connection between Council Members and FEMA.

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Stephanie Powers

Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Partnerships