We wanted to send a brief note to our DonorHouston Nonprofit Partners regarding the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, established by Houston’s Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett. The Fund is focused on immediate and long term relief efforts in Harris County and Houston (which may include residents in Fort Bend or Montgomery County). A fund advisory committee has been established and will ensure that there is a process to determine unmet needs in these areas.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation will oversee and administer the grant distribution process. When the grant process for the Fund has been determined, we will be sure to communicate with you. Please know that this process will take some time to set up and implement; at this time, we are unable to accept grant requests. We ask for your patience and understanding. As soon as we have more details, we will share them with you.
The distributions and grants will be made in support of the Fund’s charitable purposes: relief efforts to aid the victims of the flooding and other weather caused by Hurricane Harvey, including shelter and temporary housing needs, food and supplies, healthcare, transportation, child care, facility needs of child care and social service agencies, and other purposes approved by the advisory committee and consistent with the Fund’s charitable purposes. Because of the immense need in and around Houston, this Fund is dedicated to filling the gaps that are not met by other local and federal efforts.