Turkey/Syria Earthquake - February 6, 2023

We have been monitoring resources to aid in rescue and recovery following the devastating earthquake and have several to share. Thanks to those who have recommended trusted philanthropic partners and given already in support.

You may donate directly to these organizations following the links above or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal.


Raleigh Mass Shooting

Senseless gun violence is occurring all too often in our communities, and yesterday it came to ours. We are devastated.

This tragic incident captured the attention of the national media. And we know that gun violence happens, unfortunately, every day in communities across the Triangle.

We are monitoring the impact of the mass shooting in Raleigh on October 13th and will continue to add information about nonprofits in our community that are responding to the needs in the community as they arise.

Echoing our colleagues at the North Carolina Community Foundation, we want to lift up NAMI North Carolina, which has resources available to help navigate feelings of isolation, hopelessness and fear that can develop in the aftermath of a mass shooting. If you need resources or support, please call NAMI’s Helpline at 800-451-9682 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit their website at naminc.org.

Please also consider how you can support the community through your personal philanthropy:

As a reminder, you may donate directly to these organizations following the links above or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal.

Hurricane Ian

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida and community foundations there are supporting their communities in the wake of this devastating storm.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has activated their Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund to support Hurricane Ian relief and recovery and The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is also assisting with recovery efforts now that the storm has passed. The Community Foundation Awareness Initiative has shared additional relief funds that have been activated by community foundations in the region here.

As a reminder, you may donate directly to these organizations following the links above or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal.

Jackson, Mississippi Water Crisis

In late August, flooding of the Pearl River resulted in the failure of water systems in Jackson. Aging and neglected infrastructure indicates the situation will not be remedied in the short term, and is disproportionately affecting people of color. Please consider donating directly to these organizations following the link or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal:

Eastern Kentucky Flooding

Countless lives have been affected by the extreme flooding that hit Eastern Kentucky on July 28-29. The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is sharing updates and has created the Appalachian Crisis Fund to provide assistance to victims.

Uvalde School Shooting

We are deeply saddened by the senseless violence that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country has partnered with the San Antonio Area Foundation to create two funds:

Uvalde Strong Fund - This fund will provide support to nonprofits aiding in the recovery of the Uvalde community
Uvalde Strong Survivors Fund - This fund will provide financial assistance to victims of the tragic shooting and their families

Buffalo Mass Shooting

Triangle Community Foundation stands against hate and racism. In response to the horrific shootings in Buffalo, our colleagues at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo have created the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund to support those affected.

The shooting in Buffalo was racially motivated, and as such the Foundation is also recommending an organization that is meeting immediate community needs and explicitly addressing racial inequity in Buffalo. To give directly, consider making an unrestricted grant to:

  • Feed Buffalo - This Black-led organization provides healthy food access to families in need. All donations are being coordinated and used for the purpose of supporting the Jefferson Ave community and surrounding areas on the East Side of Buffalo, where the Tops grocery store is located.

Invasion of Ukraine

The rapid and widespread invasion of Ukraine has left its citizens reeling. We are monitoring the situation and have vetted some initial organizations to consider donating to. You may donate directly to these organizations following the link or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal. We will add further information as it becomes available.


Kentucky/Surrounding Area Tornadoes

The devastating tornadoes of December 10th and 11th have affected as many as six states, with Kentucky receiving the brunt of the impact. At this time we are encouraging donations to the following organizations:

Hurricane Ida

Greater New Orleans Foundation has activated its Disaster Response and Restoration Fund in response to Hurricane Ida.

We have also received the following information about organizations needing assistance from Healthy Gulf which we are passing along verbatim. You may donate directly to these organizations following the link or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal.

Gulf South for a Green New Deal Community-Controlled Fund (Click here to donate) - “Gulf South for a Green New Deal Community Controlled Fund (GS4GND CCF) promotes just transitions away from extractive practices while dismantling oppressive structures which harm our communities and, ultimately, our ecology. We believe people on and of the land should control what happens to the land; the people of the South must control what happens in the South. This regenerating, community-controlled fund provides resources to foster power and promote togetherness in the region and exists to restore communities and to honor the legacy of strength and resistance in the Gulf South.” 

Zion Travelers Cooperative Center - Please stay posted on their Facebook page for updates on how to help. The area that this organization covers was hit badly. So, we are awaiting an update to see how best to help. For now, follow their social media and stay tuned.

RISE St. James (Click here to donate) - From Rise St. James: "We are in desperate need of help in the 5th District! So many people's roofs have been ripped apart or are completely gone."

Imagine Water Works (Click here to donate) - To provide direct mutual aid through Imagine Water Works, visit their Facebook group page, Imagine Mutual Aid (New Orleans).

The United Houma Nation (Click here to donate) - The Houma community has been hit hard by IDA and will need a lot of support in the coming days.

LEAN (Click here to donate) “The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.” 

Foundation for Louisiana (Click here to donate) - “Foundation for Louisiana unites philanthropists, committed organizations, and caring residents to address the most critical needs facing Louisiana and our entire country. FFL is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricane Katrina.”

Lowlander Center (Click here to donate) - “The Lowlander Center supports lowland communities and places, both inland and coastal, for the benefit of both people and the environment.” 

Vessel Project (venmo @vesselprojectla) - Vessel Project's “mission is to provide relief for our community, mutual aid and disaster relief. We are vessels of love and we want to project that love onto every person we come in contact with.” Vessel Project is based in Lake Charles, LA and working to help families recover from the 2020-2021 hurricane seasons. Follow on Facebook for Direct Mutual Aid.

Another Gulf is Possible (Click here to donate) - “We will distribute donations to support vulnerable families and communities impacted by Hurricane Ida. Another Gulf Is Possible has two Just Recovery vehicles ready to provide mutual aid for essential needs, repairs, and supplies.” They also have an excellent Ida Resource mobilization page

Southern Solidarity (Click here to donate) - a grassroots, community-based group of volunteers in solidarity with the unhoused in their quest toward liberation. "We organize the delivery of food, medical resources and basic needs directly to the unhoused in the downtown area of New Orleans because the government has not filled this need. We are influenced by anti-imperialist principles and mobilized by a black queer woman."