Hurricanes Harvey & Irma: Resources and Response

RESOURCES – The Fund offers its foundation friends and colleagues a guide to navigating disaster relief and recovery efforts. You may access Creating Order from Chaos here or in our Reports section.


– The Jessie Ball duPont Fund contributed $500,000 to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to support organizations helping those impacted by Hurricane Irma in Northeast Florida. The gift was structured as a $250,000 outright grant and a $250,000 matching grant, but the match was met almost immediately by other donors. As of Wednesday, Sept. 13, more than $2 million had been contributed to the Relief Fund. To learn about the community’s response, read the news release.

    The Relief Fund was established in 2016 by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and other leading funders in Northeast Florida in response to Hurricane Matthew. To learn more about the Relief Fund, visit

– The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund approved a $100,000 grant to Salvation Army to support the organization’s relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

“Our hearts go out to those in Texas, across Florida and the Caribbean, and elsewhere who have been impacted by these unprecedented disasters,” said Sherry Magill, president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.