TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the first round of Florida Disaster Fund grants totaling $1 million have been awarded to organizations engaged in the Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.


“We know that for many Floridians there will be a long road to recovery, and we are committed to helping,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “Through the charitable contributions and generosity from people across the country, we have issued the initial one million dollars in payments to groups working on the front lines to help Floridians in need. Thank you to all who are supporting these heroic efforts.”


“Today, I am thrilled to see the first round of funding from the Florida Disaster Fund go out, which will continue to support Hurricane Ian recovery across the state,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo.


The following organizations have received Florida Disaster Fund grants to support Hurricane Ian recovery efforts:


  1. Save the Children
  2. The Salvation Army
  3. Team Rubicon
  4. Catholic Charities
  5. Feeding Florida
  6. Midwest FoodBank
  7. ToolBank
  8. Operation BBQ Relief
  9. United Way Collier County


About the Florida Disaster Fund

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Funds will support disaster relief organizations active in responding to and recovering from Hurricane Ian.


How to Donate

Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. Donations may be made by credit card on the secure website www.VolunteerFlorida.org or by check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.


Volunteer Florida Foundation

Attention: Florida Disaster Fund

1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250

Tallahassee, FL 32308


For additional questions about the Florida Disaster Fund, please contact info@volunteerflorida.org or call (850) 414-7400.





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