Updated October 12, 2022
Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28 as a very strong category 4 storm, battering the southwest Florida coastline. As it moved across the state it brought intense rain, massive flooding and dangerous high winds. Millions of people lost power. While the storm lost some of its original strength after landfall, it continued to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds to much of Florida and the Southeast, later making landfall again in South Carolina. Immediate needs in Florida include shelter, food and water, emergency supplies, medical attention and debris removal. Full recovery from a storm of this magnitude will take years.
Fidelity Charitable has worked in collaboration with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide the following list of organizations that are providing relief services to those affected by Hurricane Ian. These organizations are highlighted because they can activate quickly, have the ability to incorporate a large influx of donations and have an established record in disaster relief services. The organizations below are providing help in Florida.
One way to support smaller, local nonprofits that are working on recovery regionally is to recommend a grant to a community foundation located in the area you wish to help. Community foundations have strong ties to the communities they serve and understand the unique needs and challenges facing those communities. There are several listed below.
If you would like to recommend a grant to any of these charities, log in.
Please note the organizations listed in this guidance do not represent the full list of organizations raising money for relief efforts for Hurricane Ian. Fidelity Charitable has collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide these organizations to donors for reference purposes only, and Fidelity Charitable does not endorse these organizations. All grant recommendations are subject to review and approval by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees.
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