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Community Foundations of Florida stands with Houston

August 31, 2017

Community Foundations of Florida stands with our colleagues in Houston as they begin to assess damages from Hurricane Harvey and uncover the full effects of the storm in the days ahead. Here in Florida, we know all too well the damage storms like this can inflict, as well as the impact and depth of immediate and long-term recovery needs.

We are proud that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner knew he could rely on his Community Foundation’s local expertise and in-depth understanding of the issues his city faces during and after the flooding. Mayor Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, to accept tax deductible flood relief donations. Funds collected will be used for the greatest needs of those impacted by the floods as well as schools and charities that are damaged.

Monetary donations are fast, flexible and effective ways to make a direct impact during this time of need. A number of Community Foundations of Florida members are accepting donations to support the GHCF’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and support recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Community Foundations of Florida is a member network of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers dedicated to building philanthropy to build a better Florida.

How You Can Help:

Donate directly to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Make a contribution to relief efforts or donate from your donor-advised fund through the following Community Foundations of Florida members:  

Central Florida Foundation

Charlotte Community Foundation



Community Foundation of Collier County





Community Foundation of Sarasota County




Community Foundation of Tampa Bay





Gulf Coast Community Foundation



Indian River Community Foundation


Southwest Florida Community Foundation

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