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2012 update: Hurricane Isaac made landfall in the Gulf Coast region exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. We will post news about philanthropic relief and recovery efforts as it becomes available. Visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to discover philanthropic opportunities.
Among the 26 named storms tracked in 2005, two hurricanes—Katrina and Rita—will be remembered for the unprecedented devastation they inflicted on the Gulf Coast region. Through the destruction and flooding left in their wake, these storms caused damage that will take many years to repair.
We bring you fast facts, visual snapshots, and news and research related to relief efforts. Using our interactive maps and charts, you can explore more than 4,400 of the grants awarded, totaling over $890 million. These tools illustrate the geographic areas and types of services and organizations that have received support.
Here you'll also find links to relevant news items from our Philanthropy News Digest as well as foundation-sponsored reports on hurricane relief.
Hurricane Relief News from Philanthropy News Digest
Giving in the Aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes
August 2009Private and community foundations awarded an additional $125 million in grant support for recovery and rebuilding efforts from January 2007 to mid-2009, according to Giving in the Aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Profile of the Ongoing Foundation and Corporate Response (2007-2009). Economic and community development captured the largest dollar share, a shift from giving for human services in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
Additional Resources on
Philanthropic Grantmaking for Disasters
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The New Orleans Index at Six: Measuring Greater New Orleans' Progress Toward Prosperity
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
Foundation for the Mid South
Power Amidst Renewal: Foundation Support for Sustaining Advocacy After Disasters
Alliance for Justice
Philanthropy Chat: Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation Four Years After Katrina
August 17, 2009
Listen: (26 min., 7 sec.; 11MB)
Philanthropy Chat: Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation's Work in Post-Katrina Mississippi
August 24, 2009Dr. Ted Alexander of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation discusses the foundation's response to Hurricane Katrina in the days immediately following the storm and its work that continues today, exploring ongoing recovery and reconstruction activities that are rebuilding families and Mississippi communities affected by the disaster.
Listen: (17 min., 44 sec.; 7MB)
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