As eastern North Carolina works to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew, NCNG is compiling information and resources related to the philanthropic response in the state. This page will be updated as we receive new information.
If you would like to submit information related to recovery efforts, please email Sarah Mann Willcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources from philanthropic organizations in North Carolina:
- The North Carolina Community Foundation has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund - information can be found here. NCCF has affiliate foundations covering rural communities across the state, including those hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.
- Cumberland Community Foundation has announced a $100,000 match for the Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund, half of which came from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. 100% of all donations will be passed on to those in greatest need. Gifts may be made online here, or mailed to Cumberland Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2345, Fayetteville, N.C., 28302.
- The Outer Banks Community Foundation, in partnership with Dare County and Interfaith Community Outreach, has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund to support recovery efforts on the Outer Banks. The foundation is waiving all fees associated with donations to the fund.
Other foundations may open similar funds or deploy other resources. We will update this page as information becomes available.
Disaster Relief Information
Resources from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP):
- CDP hosted a webinar on Nov. 15 that addressed recovery needs in the Southeaster U.S. and Haiti more than a month after the storm made landfall: Matthew Recovery - Funder Voices from the Field. A summary and recording of the webinar can be found here.
- For current facts and stats on the disaster as well as to learn about funder and NGO response, please see the Hurricane Matthew disaster profile.
- CDP co-hosted a webinar on October 11 that provided a comprehensive update on the Hurricane’s destruction in the US and abroad. View the recording here: Hurricane Matthew Webinar.
- Please feel free to call CDP’s Disaster Hotline at 206.972.0187. CDP can speak with funders about how to allocate your resources (human, financial, and technical) to meet the needs of Hurricane Matthew-affected communities.
- Disaster Philanthropy Playbook: Beyond sandbags and wool blankets, the needs of communities after a disaster are innumerable. The Playbook is designed to help funders catch up to these needs and offers tested response strategies.
Additional Resources Related to Disaster Philanthropy: