Hurricane Dorian's impact and how to help

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Our colleagues at United Philanthropy Forum have compiled a list of resources to keep up with the latest information regarding Hurricane Dorian and ways to support communities impacted by the storm:


  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has created a 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 Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, promising practices and lessons learned that help communities be better prepared when a disaster strikes their community. In particular, it is aimed at helping philanthropic organizations and individual donors be more strategic with their investments and recognize the importance of supporting long-term recovery for vulnerable populations.
  • North Carolina Network of Grantmakers has a resource page that will be updated with more information as Hurricane Dorian approaches North Carolina.
  • The Jessie Ball duPont Fund resource Creating Order from Chaos: Roles for Philanthropy in Disaster Planning and Response provides a framework for steps that can be taken for philanthropy to response to disasters.
  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy 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. 
  • The New York Times has released an article sharing multiple ways to help Hurricane Dorian Survivors in the Bahamas.
  • Charity Navigator has created a list of high-rated organizations providing aid and relief for Hurricane Dorian for both short-term and long-term relief.
  • The Miami Foundation has a Hurricane Dorian relief page with a number of relief and recovery resources.
  • The Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties has a fund that a donor will contribute matching dollars to support the Bahamas. 
  • Southern California Grantmakers and PEAK Grantmaking have shared resources how to help.
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