Philanthropy's Response to Hurricane Fiona
Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
Heavy rains have swept Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, leading to massive flooding, damage and destruction. Hurricane Fiona, a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of more than 111 mph, is continuing to wreak havoc throughout the Caribbean. Nearly 3.1 million residents in Puerto Rico are left without power and more than 1 million are without running water in the Dominican Republic. There have been four confirmed deaths and the hurricane continues to intensify with life-threatening flooding.
As updates about the impact of this flood are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available, this page will be regularly updated with more resources and information.
- Hurricane Fiona: Responding to disaster in an island setting – Center for Disaster Philanthropy | September 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET
- Council on Foundations' Disaster Grantmaking – Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.
- Puerto Rico Community Foundation – Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund
- The Fundación de Mujeres en Puerto Rico (FMnPR) – Fondo de Emergencia
- Hispanics in Philanthropy – Fiona Response Fund: Here’s What You Can Do
- GlobalGiving – Hurricane Fiona Relief Fund
- 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 Fiona page to apply for assistance or for additional news and information.