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Hurricane Michael | Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response

Hurricane Michael | Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Disaster Overview

Hurricane Michael has made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States after it moves inland.

"Michael could develop into a potentially catastrophic event for the northeastern Gulf Coast," the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida, wrote in its area forecast discussion Monday (10/08/2018) afternoon. Michael could be the strongest hurricane to landfall along the stretch of Florida's Panhandle Gulf Coast in 12 years. 

As more becomes known about the impacts of the storm, this page will be updated with more resources and information on any funds established to support disaster response and recovery for impacted communities. 


Please join a webinar co-hosted with Center for Disaster Philanthropy on what is transpiring in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael, as well as an understanding of the scope of support and resources available within a philanthropic response.

Hurricane Michael: How to Respond
October 15, 2018 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT


Council Disaster Grantmaking Resources

Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.

Disaster Philanthropy Resources

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the Council's recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters.

FEMA Resources

FEMA is a federal partner of the Council that often relies on community foundations and place-based funders before, during, and after a disaster hits.

Response Funds

As various local, state and regional community foundations and philanthropic institutions establish response funds for disaster recovery, we will flag them here.

*Foundation accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. 

Additional disaster response funds from Council members and partners: