Meet Our Tornado Recovery Fund Grantee Partners

The CDP Tornado Recovery Fund helps communities across the U.S. impacted by tornadoes recover and be better prepared to face future disasters. The fund supports initiatives prioritizing communities facing systemic barriers to equitable recovery.

Tornado damage in Citrus County, Florida on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (Credit: Citrus County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

The Arkansas Community Foundation, through a collaboration with the Midwest Early Recovery Fund, received a grant of $180,000 to support disaster case management and childcare provider needs in response to 2023 Arkansas tornadoes.

Disaster Services Corporation – Society of St. Vincent de Paul received a $134,766.03 grant to continue its disaster case management work in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, and surrounding communities affected by tornadoes in 2023.

DonorsChoose received $500,000* to provide support to teachers and students in equity-focused schools affected by disasters and in support of students new to the U.S. as a result of immigration, migration or refugee resettlement.

*Awarded in collaboration with the CDP Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund and CDP Disaster Recovery Fund

Emergency Legal Responders received a $194,924 grant to create “Legal Tools for Southern Tornado Survivors” for tornado-impacted households in Mississippi and Louisiana to use as they navigate through the recovery process.

Recovering Oklahomans After Disasters received $150,000 from the Tornado Recovery Fund and the Midwest Early Recovery Fund to support staffing capacity for home repair work after multiple severe storms throughout Oklahoma in 2023.

Love Without Walls received $249,999.99 to provide resource navigation, case management, and psychosocial, spiritual and financial recovery assistance to survivors of the Egypt-New Wren-Amory-Smithville tornado in Amory, Mississippi. As a critical member of the Unmet Needs Table for the Monroe County Long-Term Recovery Committee, Love Without Walls will use flexible program funds to address needs that cannot be addressed by other recovery partners’ restricted funds.

United Way for Jackson and George Counties was awarded $200,000 to support tornado recovery in Moss Point, Mississippi. Mennonite Disaster Services will work with the United Way of Jackson and George Counties as the lead for the Jackson County Long Term Recovery Group to support the repair and rebuilding of Moss Point homes damaged by tornadoes that struck the area in 2023.

United Way of Selma and Dallas County received a $200,000 grant to work with Mennonite Disaster Services to furnish building materials for the long-term recovery committee’s work to rebuild and repair homes for residents of Selma, Alabama, who have been unable to recover from the January 2023 tornadoes.

Vibrant Emotional Health and its Crisis Emotional Care Team received a $300,000 grant from the CDP Tornado Recovery, Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery and Disaster Recovery Funds to sustain and expand its disaster behavioral health training and preparedness program to support local disaster-responding organizations throughout the U.S.

New grantee partners will be posted as additional grant funds are awarded.