Help in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

Now that the devastating storm has passed, our communities in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and our neighbors to the north face the long task of recovery. The Community Foundation Tampa Bay, our fundholders and partners are dedicated to helping locally and across the state.

Community Foundation Tampa Bay is:

  • Expanding our Critical Needs List criteria to include support for local recovery efforts related to the impact of Hurricane Idalia. Nonprofits in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties may submit Hurricane Idalia-related needs to the list through November. The list is shared with our fundholders, other funders and the public.
  • Activating the Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund.
  • Committing to a matching program in support of the Critical Needs List. When our fundholders choose to contribute to one of the recovery requests on the Critical Needs List, the Foundation will enhance the gift with a 1-to-3 match.
  • Joining with the Florida Philanthropic Network, Community Foundations of Florida members and other funders from around the state to assess the best ways to collaboratively support long-term relief and recovery efforts in North Florida.

If you want to help beyond Tampa Bay

Fellow Community Foundations serve the hardest hit areas of North and North Central Florida and are in a position to know and react to specific local needs. They include:

  • The Community Foundation of North Florida (Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla Counties) –
  • The Community Foundation of North Central Florida (Gainesville and surrounding communities) – The Foundation has begun the NCF Cares Disaster Relief Fund
  • The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County (Marion County) –
  • The Community Foundation of South Georgia (South Georgia Counties of Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Charlton, Clay, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, Worth) –
  • The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida (Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. John’s, Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties)

Statewide Efforts:

Red Cross
Florida Disaster Fund
World Central Kitchen


If you need help:

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