In response to Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, we’ve compiled a little of organizations below that are working in disaster and community support in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Florida.
Organizations are not listed in any particular order and links were active as of 29 Sept 2022.
You can also visit Charity Navigator for an additional list of organizations, including those who may be working in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
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Hispanics in Philanthropy Fiona Response Fund
In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, HIP is launching the Fiona Response Fund to support Hispanic Federation, Community Foundation of Puerto Rico, the Fiona Community Response Fund, and Dominican Republic-based organizations’ relief efforts.
Puerto Rico Community Foundation
Choose “Fondo de Recuperación Comunitaria para Puerto Rico” from the drop down list to donate to support Puerto Rico Community Foundation recovery efforts following Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.
The Fundación de Mujeres en Puerto Rico (FMnPR)
With FMnPR’s Emergency Fund, you can help “women farmers whose crops have been wiped out, mothers whose homes have been destroyed, families left without electricity or water, and women facing the exacerbated violence that invariably erupts when crises arrive”.
El Puente LCAN Puerto Rico
The Latino Climate Action Network (LCAN) office was impacted by Hurricane Fiona. El Puente has created an Emergency Relief Fund for LCAN so they can continue maintaining Energy Oasis Centers in Puerto Rico to help charge electronic devices and provide shelter to displaced residents.
Suministros Puerto Rico
This platform, created by the people of Puerto Rico, aims to serve as a direct link between those who need and those who want to help them. Donations are searchable by town and community for direct support.
Taller Salud is a community-based, women-led nonprofit that’s also collecting aid for hurricane relief – including donations of items like toiletries, water filters and nonperishable foods. Donate with PayPal, via email, or on Taller Salud’s website.
Brigada Solidaria del Oeste
Brigada Solidaria del Oeste, a mutual-aid group based in Boquerón, Puerto Rico, is collecting emergency donations such as solar lamps, water filters, water purification tablets and first aid kids, as well as monetary donations. Learn more about donating here.
Ayuda Legal PR
Ayudalegalpr.org is an initiative of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, Inc. This virtual tool seeks to promote access to justice in Puerto Rico through open and accessible legal information.
Fundacion Pisadas de Amor
Fundacion Pisadas de Amor is aimed at improving the quality of life of our older adults and families, transforming their homes into decent places to live.
Techos Pa’ Mi Gente
Techos Pa’ Mi Gente is a nonprofit that started in 2017 after Hurricane Maria. The organization focuses on providing home reconstruction to devastated communities. Learn more about donating and volunteer opportunities here. Paypal: @TechosPaMiGente.
Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico
Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico is a nonprofit that has worked to fight hunger in Puerto Rico since 2013 through mutual aid, providing the public with nutritious meals and more. You can donate here. PayPal: [email protected].
Instituto para la Investigación y Acción en Agroecología
Instituto para la Investigación y Acción en Agroecología supports and promotes agroecological initiatives in Puerto Rico, accepting donations of tools for farms and fisherpeople. Paypal: Paypal.me/ialapr
Para la Naturaleza/Fiona
Para la Naturaleza provides assistance for agroecological communities and reforestation efforts.
Mujeres Ayudando Madres
Mujeres Ayudando Madres’ mission is to promote the right to humanized childbirth; education that generates informed decision-making; and the comprehensive well-being of mothers during the gestation, childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding and parenting stages.
Casa Pueblo is a community self-management project that is committed to appreciating and protecting natural, cultural, and human resources. PayPal: [email protected].
Caras con Causa | Ponce Health Sciences University | Pet Friendly PR | Mujeres de la Isla | True Self Foundation | Santuario San Francisco de Asis | Sin Limites PR | La Fondita de Jesus | Clinica Legal Psicologica | La Conde | Colectiva Feminista PR | Jobos Residents and Fishing Community (Guayama, IDEBAJO)
The Ocean Foundation has developed a fund to help Cuban marine science institutions and practitioners rebuild their capacity to continue serving the highly isolated and marginalized community of Western Cuba.
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 from times of emergency or disaster, including hurricanes.
United Way of Collier and the Keys
Through partnerships with 37 local nonprofit agencies, UWCK mobilizes the power of community to get resources where they are needed most during and after crises such as hurricanes. Press the GIVE button to donate.
United Way of Lee, Henry and Glades
The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in the community.
Collier Community Foundation
The Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund allows CCF to act immediately in the face of hurricanes to benefit local nonprofit programs and relief efforts, getting funds where they are needed most – quickly and efficiently at no administrative cost.
World Central Kitchen
WCK is first to the frontlines, responding to humanitarian, climate, and community crises in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Help the WCK Relief Team mobilize to the frontlines to provide meals to people in need.
In response to Hurricane Ian, Feeding Florida is working closely with the food banks in their network to provide food, water, and resources to those affected.