Philanthropy's Response to Hurricane Ian

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response


After causing an island-wide blackout on Cuba, Hurricane Ian hit Florida's west coast as one of the strongest and deadliest storms to ever make landfall since 1935. The hurricane made contact as a Category 4 storm, with a windfall of 150 mph and record-high storm surges. There were 125 confirmed deaths and hundreds of people rescued by the Coast Guard. At least 2.6 million people had no power or water, and has caused over $50 billion in incurred losses. 

As updates about the impact of this hurricane are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available, this page will be updated with resources and information.


Relief Funds


  • 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 Ian page for additional news and information.

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