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Funder Alert: Hurricane Dorian Response

After a devastating hit to the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian is moving toward Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, and the rest of the Eastern seaboard. Our thoughts are with our members and their grantees in these communities as they prepare for the storm and its effects.

As you think about how you can learn about the storm or help those who have been affected by it, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy recommends these five resources:

  • The Center’s Hurricane Dorian disaster profile can be found here, which provides updates on the storm as well as information on the areas of greatest need.
  • The Center has launched the CDP 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund to support communities that will be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This fund focuses on medium- and long-term recovery, with the understanding that individuals and communities will need the support of private philanthropy for months or years as they navigate the road to recovery.
  • Center VP Regine Webster wrote this blog on effective giving strategies. It offers advice on where, when and how to allocate your philanthropic dollars.
  • This new blog on Hurricane Dorian has suggestions for funders both in and outside the path of the storm.
  • The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook offers a host of approaches and strategies that can be helpful to community foundations, regional associations, corporations, institutional foundations and donors of all types.
  • If you need further support, I urge you to contact Regine Webster at the Center at 206-972-0187 or

Thinking about all of those in Dorian’s path,

Michelle Greanias
Executive Director