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06 Sep HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS: GIVE NOW

People throughout our region are feeling the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We are privileged to work with donors in our community to raise money for several relief efforts. We invite you to support this important work:

–  The Hurricane Relief Fund — The Miami Foundation’s Fund will support nonprofits addressing food security, vulnerable populations, stable housing and other immediate to long-term needs for residents. Click here to donate.

U.S. Caribbean Strong Relief Fund — This Fund will support relief efforts in Caribbean island nations and territories, including Antigua & Barbuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Click here to donate.

Irma Community Recovery Fund — This Fund will support relief efforts for Florida’s marginalized communities, ensuring residents in poverty have access to critical services and resources. Click here to donate.

The Knight Puerto Rico Fund for Hurricane Relocation – This Fund will help families that fled Hurricane Maria’s destruction in Puerto Rico rebuild their lives in Greater Miami. For every dollar donated, Knight Foundation will match with two dollars up to $250,000. Click here to donate.

Our partners in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Keys and Southwest Florida are on the ground helping Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma.  Click here for a list of our nonprofit partners leading relief efforts across the region.

36 Comments
  • Ketty Aguirre
    Posted at 15:32h, 11 September Reply

    We are here in miami, please let me know what should I do to receive assistance.

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 15:51h, 15 September Reply

      Hi Ketty,

      We hope you are safe from the storm. If you’re an individual or part of a family looking for support, we’d recommend reaching out to one of the nonprofits listed here: http://miamifoundation.org/irmarelief/. If you know of a nonprofit that needs support, you can let us know at info@miamifoundation.org.

  • Nikki Anderson
    Posted at 15:39h, 12 September Reply

    Good morning, first if all, thank you for leading the charge in supporting our community as it begins to rebuild after Hurricane Irma. Will these funds be available as part of a grant program (with an application process), or will they be administered and distributed internally by the Foundation?

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 15:50h, 15 September Reply

      Hi Nikki,

      Thanks for your question. We are working with our local partners to identify critical nonprofits driving recovery efforts throughout Greater Miami and beyond. We don’t have a typical application process, but we are quickly gathering info about key needs on the ground and the organizations taking action to address them. If you would like to recommend a nonprofit for support, email us at info@miamifoundation.org.

  • Leanna
    Posted at 12:15h, 17 September Reply

    Good morning.

    While I am not in a position to make a monetary donation, I have several boxes of assorted items I’d like to donate to the Caribbean Relief. Is there an option to donate goods? If so, where should the boxes be shipped to?

  • Priscilla Gutierrez
    Posted at 13:41h, 19 September Reply

    To make sure I understand: we donate to a specific relief fund and you then pass that on to your non=profit partners assisting with the relief efforts?

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 19:40h, 20 September Reply

      Hi Priscilla,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, you may donate to a specific relief fund that meets the needs you’re interested in supporting. We’ll then work with our local partners to identify nonprofits driving recovery in that area, and make sure they receive the support they need to continue their work. We welcome any nonprofit recommendations at info@miamifoundation.org.

  • Natalia Ouellette
    Posted at 18:00h, 19 September Reply

    We’d like to make a donation but need a mailing address (business donation, so we cannot use credit cards).

    Thanks!

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 07:33h, 20 September Reply

      Hi Natalia,

      You may send checks to The Miami Foundation, 40 NW 3rd Street, Suite 305, Miami, FL 33128. Please make sure to note the name of the Fund you’d like to support in the memo line of the check. Thanks for your support.

  • Miami Jazz Cooperative
    Posted at 18:17h, 20 September Reply

    Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund Benefit
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    Elite members of the South Florida Jazz Community will perform to benefit Hurricane Irma relief. 100% of the ticket proceeds will be forwarded to the Miami Foundation for the Irma Community Recovery Fund. This Fund supports relief efforts for Florida’s marginalized communities, ensuring residents in poverty have access to critical services and resources.

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    Brenda Alford
    Shelly Berg
    Ed Calle
    Joe Donato
    Sammy Figueroa
    Jim Gasior
    Sean Hannon
    John Hart
    Jesse Jones, Jr.
    Gary Keller
    Brian Lynch
    Lisanne Lyons
    Rose Max & Ramatis
    Othello Molineaux
    Javier Nero
    Wendy Pedersen
    LeNard Rutledge
    Rodolfo Zuniga

  • Kim Carlton
    Posted at 23:59h, 21 September Reply

    Hi, I have a small charity I run on my own in NJ. We are receiving loads of food donations among other items to put together Blessing Bags.
    I’m trying to find people in need. Can you please email me. I am willing to drive all of these donations down to you.

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 15:21h, 25 September Reply

      Hi Kim,

      Thanks for your generosity. The Miami Foundation is only accepting monetary donations, but there are several nonprofits in Miami-Dade county accepting food and other items. The New Tropic has compiled a list here: https://thenewtropic.com/hurricane-irma-volunteer-donate/. Our team will also send you an email to help pinpoint a nonprofit depending on the types of items you’re looking to donate.

  • Jenisa Irizarry
    Posted at 17:16h, 22 September Reply

    Hi, Where can I go and drop off items? I am in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 15:19h, 25 September Reply

      Hi Jenisa,

      Thanks for your question. If you’re interested in shipping or driving a donation to a center in Miami-Dade, The New Tropic has listed several organizations accepting various types of supplies. You can see a list here: https://thenewtropic.com/hurricane-irma-volunteer-donate/

  • Amy Lopez
    Posted at 01:45h, 23 September Reply

    Where can I donate supplies to puerto rico

  • Katie Gottlieb
    Posted at 19:53h, 25 September Reply

    Hello. Are 100% of the financial donations given to the affiliated non-profit organization?

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 17:42h, 26 September Reply

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks for your question. There is a small credit card processing fee that goes directly to the credit card company you use to make your donation. The rest of your donation will go directly to the nonprofits we work with.

  • Nelson Ramos Jr
    Posted at 13:02h, 26 September Reply

    I have about 1000$ worth of clothes and water. I’m just a average citizen who was born on the island and has family stuck there trying to help. My neighborhood did a little fundraiser for me and I want to get it to the island as soon as possible. Also had Gatorade sponsor a sporting event here and the gave me 700 of there protein bars I’d like to donate. I will send this via mail if I get a good address. Just trying to do my part.

  • Jubi Arriola-Headley
    Posted at 17:35h, 26 September Reply

    I gave to the U.S. Caribbean Strong Relief Fund – what percentage of those funds will be directed toward the Miami Foundation’s administrative/operational costs, versus being spent directly on programs, supplies, materials, food, etc. on the impacted islands?

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 18:23h, 26 September Reply

      Hi Jubi,

      Thanks for your question. Minus a small credit card processing fee, which is paid directly to the credit card company you use to make your donation, your entire donation will go directly to nonprofits actively working to provide relief in those specific ways.

  • Alicia Diaz
    Posted at 13:48h, 10 October Reply

    HI, I was wondering where I can drop donations made, I am in Miami? Thank you

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 19:22h, 10 October Reply

      Hi Alicia,

      Thanks for your question and your interest in donating. We’re accepting credit card and check donations to our various Funds here at The Miami Foundation. If you’re interested in donating goods, we’d recommend that you look at The New Tropic’s comprehensive list of donation locations: https://thenewtropic.com/how-to-help-puerto-rico-and-the-caribbean-right-now/

  • Katie Raben
    Posted at 17:38h, 10 October Reply

    Hello,

    I work for an organizational company and a lot of peopleI have been working with would like to donate lightly worn clothing. I was wondering if you knew of any charities taking clothing donations for Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your help in the matter.

  • J D Baker
    Posted at 19:12h, 10 October Reply

    Are donations to the Walmart Puerto Rico relief fund tax deductible?

    • The Miami Foundation
      Posted at 19:14h, 10 October Reply

      Hi JD,

      Thanks for your question and your interest in donating. Yes, donations to this Fund are tax-deductible. You’ll receive a tax receipt in the email confirming your donation.

  • Mike Howell
    Posted at 01:16h, 12 October Reply

    Thank you Miami Foundation for partnering with Wal Mart to assist Puerto Rico. We donated to the relief effort for Puerto Rico. We have friends there and we are so grateful the Miami Foundation and Wal Mart will come to the aid of our fellow Americans. The island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.. We love Puerto Rico!! Thank you again.

  • Kathy louden
    Posted at 13:40h, 13 October Reply

    As we gave to the Puerto Rico relief, would like to see where and what is. Ding done with money.
    Thank you

  • Linda Hayes
    Posted at 08:24h, 14 October Reply

    I have just learned about the Walmart/Puerta Rico matching funds, has the full million dollar amount been used yet?

  • Elba Sobrino
    Posted at 19:15h, 14 October Reply

    Hi! I will be sending a donation check for the WALMART PUERTO RICO RELIEF fund. My company also matches $1 for $1 but I need to know the organization’s tax ID, name, address, phone number and a contact name. Can you provide that information?
    Thanks,
    Elba

  • Carol Wagner
    Posted at 17:48h, 16 October Reply

    Your ads state that Walmart is matching 5 million in donations for Puerto Rico, however, your donation page states that a 1 million match has been met & has ended.. By the way, I had a very difficult time finding your “donation page”. If the 5 million match is still available, could you please contact me, with a ‘link’. Thanking you in advance for your time & attention. Sincerely, Carol Wagner (clmdc1945@gmail.com)

  • Linda Demetrius
    Posted at 16:53h, 18 October Reply

    I am interested in donating clothing for people in need from the hurricanes and or earthquake. Where and how can I send the items?

  • JUDITH MONSON
    Posted at 09:21h, 19 October Reply

    THANK YOU TO THE MIAMI FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROUS WORK.. TO OUR FELLOW AMERICANS IN PUERTO RICO: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

  • Bobbi Ryder
    Posted at 19:24h, 19 October Reply

    I am very impressed with the commitment from Walmart to match $2 for every $1 donated. Community Health Centers in the US are interested in helping our sister health centers on the islands of Puerto Rico and their communities in particular. Can you tell me if there is any way that we can tag donations to be for a specific purpose or destination, ie Community and Migrant Health Centers?

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