Our network and movement partners are responding to urgent and ongoing crises throughout the South and the nation. The impacts of the climate crisis threaten communities, with fires still raging in the west and devastating storms bringing damaging winds, flooding, and ongoing power outages. At the same time, the draconian abortion ban that took effect in Texas this week and the ongoing COIVD crisis point to the ways our collective wellbeing is threatened. These intersecting challenges will not be solved in isolation.
This resource list is a growing list of philanthropic and movement organizations working to mobilize resources to those impacted by Hurricane Ida as well as efforts to respond to the Texas abortion ban. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
Please contact Luis Rey Ramirez at [email protected] with questions or to share additional resources to be included on this page.
Resources to Support Relief Efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida
- The Southern Power Fund is a movement-led fund supporting frontline communities responding and resisting in the South. The Fund has already moved over $1 million to over 40 organizations in response to Hurricane Ida to address needs identified by local groups and organizations.
- Southerners on New Ground (SONG) developed this Hurricane Ida Rapid Response Resource Guide. This regularly updated resource guide compiles a list of opportunities for material support available for people impacted by Hurricane Ida and some ways for people to offer financial, housing, and other support.
- The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL’s) Hurricane Ida Relief Fund prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ led projects, and focuses on supporting efforts that can quickly get funds and resources to community members.
- The Another Gulf is Possible – Just Ida Recovery will distribute goods and donations directly to indigenous, black, and brown frontline folks impacted by Hurricane Ida and groups who currently don’t have online donations capacity, as well as directly to individual families impacted by the storm.
- New York Immediate Resources for Nonprofits and the Communities
Nonprofit New York shares a list of resources for nonprofits with an immediate need in New York State.
- The Mutual Aid Response Network’s Hurricane Ida Relief & Recovery fund will support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida, as well as essential preparation for the rest of hurricane season. The network is made up of a group of Louisiana residents led by Imagine Water Works, whose leadership is Native, Creole, queer, trans, and deeply connected to the community.
- The Greater New Orleans Funders Network (GNOFN) ensures that resources are centered in the communities most impacted and leveraged to create jobs and provide business opportunities while we rebuild and lower future risk.
Resources to Support Response to the Abortion Ban Crisis
- The Emergent Fund and the Groundswell Fund compiled a living list of groups working to respond to abortion bans in Texas and in other states where recent legislation has restricted access to care. You can find the full list here.
- Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund provides fast funding to grassroots organizations led by women of color, trans people of color, and low-income women and trans people in critical, but unexpected, fights to protect and advance reproductive and social justice. The Black Trans Fund at the Groundswell Fund is the first national fund in the country dedicated to uplifting and resourcing Black trans social justice leaders.
- National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access and organizes at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.
- The Lilith Fund is the oldest abortion fund in Texas, serving the central and southern regions of our state with direct financial assistance for abortions.
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