Community Giving

HOW CAN I HELP?

In light of the recent events across the world, we want to help our donors in making gifts to support those affected and it can be difficult to navigate which organizations to trust and that are truly helping those in need. Please refer to the list below to learn more about organizations that are doing this important work to support and rebuild.

Grants from a donor advised fund can be made to any of these organizations. To access your fund to make a gift, click here. Direct contributions may also be made to the organizations through the appropriate link below.

If you have any questions, please email us at programs@communitygiving.org.


Resources

You can click on any of the highlighted text below to be directed to their website for more information.

Local Florida Resources

Collier Community Foundation - In the wake of Hurricane Ian and its devastating impact, the Collier Community Foundation in Naples, FL has reactivated the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund to benefit SWFL nonprofit relief efforts and programs to get funds where they are needed most.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation (Collaboratory) - Partnering with the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund will support local nonprofits and areas experiencing the most immediate needs.


Charlotte Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund - The Charlotte Community Foundation, based out of Punta Gorda, FL, has activated their Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance and resources to local residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.


Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay - RTTB will be focusing primarily on helping rebuild the communities in the Tampa Bay area that were affected by the storm and providing home repair and debris cleanup.


Feeding Tampa Bay - Feeding Tampa Bay and their Disaster Readiness team are FEMA trained and prepared to serve their 10-county region. They are assessing the impacts of Hurricane Ian and bringing emergency food distributions to areas that need it most.


Hope Partnership - Hope Partnership aims to provide a holistic continuum of care in order to end homelessness and poverty in Central Florida. They connect service providers, businesses, investors and clients with evidence based solutions and trauma-informed care practices in order to strengthen communities, empower, and build hope.


National Disaster Relief Resources

American Red Cross - The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; and distributes international humanitarian aid. They are often first on the scene in times of natural disasters.

Catholic Relief Services - Catholic Relief Services is the official overseas relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of Caritas Internationalis.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy - The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions. They have established a number of active recovery funds to support those who are in need.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - Lutheran Disaster Response collaborates with other disaster response organizations and religious entities in the United States and around the world.

GlobalGiving - GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donors and companies. Since 2002, we've helped trusted, community-led organizations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) access the tools, training, and support they need to make our world a better place.

Project Hope - Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a renowned global health and humanitarian relief organization. Their work addresses the world’s greatest public health challenges, transforming lives and uplifting communities.

Salvation Army World Service Office - The Salvation Army has responded to numerous natural disasters, transportation accidents, civil unrest situations and terrorist attacks. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations.

Samaritan's Purse - Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Save the Children - Save the Children is an international non-profit founded by Eglantyne Jebb, over 100 years ago. They are active in over 100 countries and were the world’s first international charity for children.

World Central Kitchen - Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world.


Additional Resources for Ukraine

Alight - Formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, Alight is an open family of organizations that works closely with refugees, trafficked persons, and economic migrants, to co-design solutions that help them build full and fulfilling lives.

CARE - CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. They seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

Give 2 Asia - Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Give2Asia is an international nonprofit that serves as a strategic partner and ally working on the ground in more than 23 countries across the Asia Pacific.

Impact Ukraine - Impact Ukraine work with churches, pastors, and other organizations in Ukraine to support humanitarian needs. Board members have been in partnerships and served on various Minnesota-based Ukraine ministries and organizations such as Love Lift Ukraine, Converge North Central, Shepard’s Foundation, Camp Maximum, Refuge Church in Willmar, and The Journey North Community Church in Baxter.

International Rescue Committee - The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is now at work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas.