As Hurricane Irma threatened our region, a unique partnership was launched in preparation for what may come. The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund is a strategic collaboration of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Pinellas Community Foundation, United Way of Citrus County, United Way of Hernando, United Way of Pasco, and United Way Suncoast.
This fund, which builds on one established by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 2008, provides a trusted and reliable way to make tax-deductible donations to local storm recovery efforts. 100% of the funds collected through this effort will be directed to address immediate and mid- to long-term recovery needs through grants to select nonprofits.
The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund committee is currently working on its strategy for future disaster relief and recovery as well as planning for the next disaster response.