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Community Foundation Activates Hurricane Assistance Fund

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has activated its Hurricane Assistance Fund to help find solutions to the challenges Hurricane Irma brought for our nonprofit organizations.

The Hurricane Assistance Fund will support longer term recovery and rebuilding efforts in south Florida as we uncover the true effects of the storm in the days ahead. 

People can donate to the fund at

Nonprofit organizations are now able to apply for funds from the Community Foundation's Hurricane Assistance Fund. The fund will be used to grant funds to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties that have specific needs caused by storm conditions concerning interruption of services or facility repair and restoration. It is intended to support both immediate and long-term relief and is dedicated to filling gaps not met by local and federal efforts.

As a part of its service to the community, the Foundation will not collect an administrative fee for the Hurricane Assistance Fund.

“We are ready to help our nonprofits recover and rebuild. Together with our donors, partners and other funds, we can serve the needs of our community after this difficult time. We are better together,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO at the Community Foundation.

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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations, an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. The nonprofit organization has provided more than $138 million in grants and scholarships over its 45-year history. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor and ensures the charitable dollars entrusted to it are available to the community - forever. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, please visit or call (561) 659-6800.