Florida's First Coast Relief Fund
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, along with their colleagues at United Way of Northeast Florida, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund as well as the City of Jacksonville, believe a coordinated philanthropic response is the best way to assist neighbors and community in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Your donation will be added to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund’s lead gift of $500,000 and those currently being collected by United Way and the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville.
Center for International Disaster Information
Information and tools for giving from CIDI, including a list of responding non-governmental organizations
Florida Disaster Fund
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.
Hurricane Matthew relief efforts underway throughout Florida and the Caribbean
Organizations helping to lead the relief effort throughout Florida and the Caribbean provided by The Miami Foundation.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Emergency Response Partners
Gates Foundation encourages those who want to help to consider donations to our emergency response partners after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti.
Helping Haitians Rebuild After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti Development Institute
HDI looks to fill the gaps once humanitarian and emergency response groups have left, as capacity building to restore the communities hardest hit must be a priority.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation opens Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund
Gulf Coast is ready to help respond to the storm's effects and help the communities impacted.
Charlotte Community Foundation raising monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Matthew
Charlotte Community Foundation is providing assistance for children, elderly, and families in the form of water, food, clothing and basic living essentials. A donation may be made by check (put in the memo that it is for Hurricane Matthew), credit card or PayPal. All donations will stay in the State of Florida.
Volunteer Florida Establishes Registration Page to Position Volunteers for Hurricane Matthew Support
Volunteer Florida has established a volunteer volunteer registration page for those who are interested in volunteering following Hurricane Matthew. Volunteer Florida CEO Chester W. Spellman said, “One of the most critical times to use volunteers is following disasters. Whether it is shelter staffing, food distribution, or to clean up, we will need volunteers positioned to serve immediately with local disaster relief organizations. Having volunteers prepared and ready to deploy will be a critical tool as we move forward.”
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In what is considered a potentially catastrophic storm approaching Florida, Governor Rick Scott has issued evacuation notices for more than 1.5 million people in Hurricane Matthew's projected path. As Floridians, hurricane season is all too familiar, though Florida has not been hit by a major hurricane in 11 years. The National Weather Service in Melbourne predicts Matthew will likely be stronger than any hurricane in recent decades, including the 2004 hurricanes (Charley, Frances, Jeanne) as well as Hurricane David in 1979.
With hurricane warnings in effect for all of Florida's east coast, damage is expected as communities brace for the storm. Members of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors are preparing to respond to the storm's effects and help the communities impacted — from immediate relief to any necessary long-term rebuilding. FPN has compiled disaster philanthropy resources for funders and updates on Hurricane Matthew response efforts.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is carefully monitoring the path of Hurricane Matthew as it moves toward Southeastern United States. Hurricane Matthew is a category 4 storm that is not expected to weaken ahead of reaching the U.S. It is currently unknown either where or at what level the storm will reach the U.S. — those models continue to fluctuate. CDP anticipates that water, sanitation, and hygiene needs along with food, housing, agriculture, and tourist livelihood rebuilding needs are going to be immense throughout the Caribbean.
- For current facts and stats on the disaster as well as to learn about funder and NGO response, please see the Hurricane Matthew disaster profile.
- CDP is co-hosting a webinar this coming Tuesday, October 11. The webinar will provide a comprehensive update on the Hurricane’s destruction. Register here: Hurricane Matthew Webinar.
- Contact CDP's Disaster Hotline at 206.972.0187 for help on allocating your resources (human, financial, and technical) to meet the needs of Hurricane Matthew-affected communities.