Funding with an equity lens after Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated communities across the Texas Gulf Coast, forcing 780,000 Texans to evacuate. After the storm, thousands of people in low-income neighborhoods struggled to recover and felt abandoned. Now, nearly two years later, many still lack stable living conditions and their lives remain disrupted.

That’s why the Center for Disaster Philanthropy is still working to support equitable recovery in Texas. We know that when we apply an equity lens to our funding, we are better strategic grantmakers, because when recovery is equitable, the whole community recovers better.

See our Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund grantmaking in action and how diversity, equity and inclusion is the cornerstone of the work we do: