Philanthropy's Response to 2024 US Storms

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response


Throughout the United States, severe weather events are expected throughout the year. However, unusually warm temperatures have caused increased storm systems, often resulting in catastrophic severe weather events. This resource page will frequently be updated as the impact of these disasters are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available. 


Response Funds

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

Iowa Tornadoes (May 2024) 

Powerful tornadoes and storms caused severe EF-3 damage in the Greenfield County area and beyond.  At least 5 fatalities occurred. 

Texas Tornadoes  (May 2024)

Texas was hit with weeks of unrelenting severe weather this spring. There was a significant amount of homes affected by the severe storms, tornados, and floods; a Major Disaster Declaration was approved May 18, 2024 for multiple counties. 



  • 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 to apply for assistance or for additional news and information. 

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