Philanthropy's Response to Kentucky Floods
Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
Severe storms dumped torrential rain across eastern Kentucky, causing at least 37 deaths and severe damage to hundreds of houses, bridges and infrastructure. Multiple mudslides, mountainous terrain, and strong currents are delaying rescue missions and thousands are left without water service and power.
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.
- Flooding in Eastern Kentucky: How Funders Can Respond – Center for Disaster Philanthropy | August 4 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.
- "The Calm Before the Storm: Disaster Planning and Rural Resilience" - The Aspen Institute
- Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky - Crisis Fund
- GlobalGiving - Kentucky and Appalachia Flood 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 Kentucky Flood Survivors page to apply for assistance or for additional news and information.