Hurricane Ida: How you can help

As immediate crisis response has ended and we enter the rebuilding stages of disaster response, many organizations are on the ground in Louisiana serving those badly impacted by Hurricane Ida. The National Christian Foundation has compiled an extensive list of NCF-approved grantees to assist you if you choose to recommend a grant from your fund. Of course, this list is merely for your convenience and by no means exhaustive.

We encourage you to add a purpose to your grant recommendation – “Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts,” etc. This allows us to expedite approval during due diligence and notify the charity of your intended designation.

Bayou Community Foundation

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Bayou Community Foundation is now accepting contributions to the  Bayou Recovery Fund to help Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle residents most impacted by Hurricane Ida.
BCF is currently approved to receive grants in the NCF database. If you are interested in recommending a grant to Bayou Community Foundation, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.

Bless Your Heart

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Bless Your Heart’s mission is to enrich lives and inspire hope by addressing social, educational, and financial needs, in the Bayou Region. It is a grassroots organization making a transformative change in the area.
BYH is currently approved to receive grants in the NCF database. If you are interested in recommending a grant to Bless Your Heart, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.

Catholic Charities of Acadiana

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Catholic Charities Disaster Response works with other community agencies to provide immediate response and long-term recovery assistance to those affected by disaster.
CCA is currently approved to receive grants in the NCF database. If you are interested in recommending a grant to Catholic Charities of Acadiana, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.

Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana

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Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana – Diocese of Lake Charles works with other community agencies to provide immediate response and long-term recovery assistance to those affected by disaster.
CCSL is currently approved to receive grants in the NCF database. If you are interested in recommending a grant, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.

Hope Extreme

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Hope Extreme provides holistic, revitalizing, and life-changing programs that empower the marginalized and under-resourced with Hope.
Hope Extreme is currently approved to receive grants in the NCF database. If you are interested in recommending a grant, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.

Houston Responds

Houston Responds is currently acting to rebuild in response to Hurricane Ida. Supplies are needed, and a full list of necessary items can be found here. Financial gifts can be made via your Giving Fund to Houston Responds and funds will be directed to partner organizations in the disaster-affected areas. For more information on relief efforts, please visit the Houston Responds website.

Mercy Chefs Meal Match

Mercy Chefs recently celebrated a record number of hot meals served in one day – 21,403 plates of food in Louisiana for Labor Day. A generous donor was inspired to give a special gift of $21,403.00, and has decided to multiply this blessing with a matching challenge! She will double the impact of any gifts up to this special amount.
$21,403 represents about half the daily cost of groceries to prepare a similar number of meals. So a full match will feed Southeast Louisiana for a day. If you are interested in recommending a grant to Mercy Chefs, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of the matching challenge for Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.

Second Harvest Food Bank

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. 
Second Harvest is currently approved to receive grants in the NCF database. If you are interested in recommending a grant, you may do so via your Giving Fund and may make note of Hurricane Ida relief in your note to the charity.