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Hurricane Ian is one of the strongest storms to make landfall on the west coast of Florida, leaving behind massive damage, displacement, and widespread power outages in its wake. Several organizations are on the ground to assist Floridians as they begin to recover. Here’s how you can support Hurricane Ian victims.

All Hands and Hearts is in Florida responding to Hurricane Ian’s devastating impacts. The team is coordinating with state and federal agencies and other responding groups to ensure a collaborative approach to identifying critical needs.

The Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund at the Collier Community Foundation benefits nonprofit relief efforts and programs throughout Southwest Florida to direct funds where they are needed most.

Direct Relief will use all contributions designated for Hurricane Ian solely for relief and recovery efforts related to Hurricane Ian. The organization is currently coordinating multiple rapid response shipments of medical aid across the state and will continue to respond to requests in the coming days and weeks.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Fund is supporting those most devastated by the hurricane. Donations will support health and human services needs primarily in southern Sarasota County including Venice, hard-hit North Port, Englewood, Charlotte County, Lee County, and DeSoto County.

The Manatee Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund is supporting Hurricane Ian response efforts in Manatee County through a partnership and a 1:1 match with the Bishop Parker Foundation, up to $75,000. Donations will be used to make grants to local nonprofit organizations providing response and relief. 

The Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund at the Community Foundation Tampa Bay is supporting relief efforts in the hardest-hit communities across the state of Florida. Funds collected through this effort will be directed to address immediate needs through grants to select nonprofits.

OCCF will continue to work with our partners to identify reputable organizations that are providing relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Ian. We will update this page with any new information about supporting these causes.

If you are an OCCF donor and wish to give through your advised fund, please contact your philanthropic advisor orinfo@oc-cf.orgfor more information.