How You Can Help

Hurricane Idalia Relief

Our community comes together to support when disaster strikes, even when it strikes beyond our region. In response to Hurricane Idalia's impact, we are committed to sharing how you can help our neighbors to the north in the Big Bend area. We stand ready to support our fellow Community Foundations as they embark on recovery and rebuilding.

Please consider the below resources as the region assess their damages. We will continue to update this page as we learn of new ways to help. 

For donors who wish to provide immediate support for response, relief, and recovery efforts, you might consider these organizations:

Community Foundation of North Central Florida: NCF Cares Fund

The NCF Cares Fund will strategically deploy resources to community-based organizations that are working on disaster relief in North Central Florida with proceeds going to help those in Cedar Key and Steinhatchee areas.


Community Foundation of North Florida: Disaster Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of North Florida (CFNF) has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund to assist Hurricane Idalia victims in their service areas which include Leon, Taylor, Madison, Jefferson, Wakulla, Franklin, Gadsden, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, and Jackson counties. Activation of the fund allows CFNF to work with area nonprofits serving victims and their families, particularly those in Taylor and Madison counties, who have been most impacted by the storm.


Community Foundation of Northeast Florida: Disaster Relief

The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida has joined with the United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida to launch the First Coast Relief Fund for when crisis strikes.


Community Foundation of Northwest Florida: Disaster Recovery Fund: Hurricane Relief

Many of our Northwest Florida communities have been severely affected by hurricanes over the past few years. You can give now to help with the recovery efforts that are needed now and in the future. The CFNWF proudly serves many of the counties declared as disaster counties.


Community Foundation of Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund

This fund provides a trusted and reliable way to make tax-deductible donations to address emergency situations in the Tampa Bay community, including the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia.


Florida Disaster Fund

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. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.


Florida Nonprofit Alliance

The Florida Nonprofit Alliance pulls together resources to help people prepare for, and respond to, disasters. The hardest hit counties from Hurricane Idalia include Citrus, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Taylor counties. 


American Red Cross

Specify "Hurricane Idalia" in the drop-down menu if you wish to donate.


Informed Giving in a Disaster

For more information on informed giving in the wake of Hurricane Idalia and other disasters, visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.