Supporting our Carolina Neighbors

Community Responds to Help Those Affected by the Hurricane


When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina coast in September, thousands of residents were forced to flee the dangerous storm and were left with the daunting task of rebuilding. Foundation For The Carolinas created the Hurricane Florence Response Fund to offer relief to those in greatest need.  

Generous donors in our region and beyond rallied to raise money for the fund. From the $1 million gift from Michael Jordan to the $75 gift from a Brooklyn, N.Y., bake sale – and everything in between – the community came together to help those affected by the disaster. Even local retailers and restaurants did their part by hosting fundraisers and holding auctions to support the fund.

FFTC recently announced the first set of grants from the Hurricane Florence Response Fund – $750,000 to 20 organizations. Grants were awarded by a committee to the following nonprofits:

Applications for a second round of grants that address short-term and long-term recovery efforts are being accepted through March 15 at noon. To apply for a grant, visit our online grants portal and select Hurricane Florence Response Fund from the "grant program name" drop-down box.

You can continue to support future grants by donating to the Hurricane Florence Response Fund today.

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