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.
- Webinar: The Council in partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar, Hurricane Ida: Funding Urgent Needs and Long-Term Recovery, on September 2 at 2 p.m.
- Council Disaster Grantmaking: Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.
As various local, state and regional and philanthropic institutions establish response funds for disaster recovery, we will keep this information up to date.
- Greater New Orleans Foundation
- Northshore Community Foundation
- Baton Rouge Area Foundation
- Foundation for Louisiana
- 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.