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More information regarding future grant rounds will be shared as it becomes available.


On December 27, 2017, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund announced the third round of grants totaling $27.6 million to 28 nonprofit organizations to provide services and support to flood victims.

The latest grants will provide direct financial aid and services to an estimated 12,470 households with 71,328 individuals.

For this round, HHRF grants committee members met with 30 nonprofit organizations in seven of the hardest hit zip codes in Harris County as identified by a needs assessment by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. Grant committee members hosted roundtable discussions with these nonprofit organizations to learn more about the unmet needs of the populations in those neighborhoods.

The grants will provide flood victims with:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Disaster Case Management
  • Basic Needs
  • Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Educational Services

This grant round includes over $1.8 million of funding that will be directed toward local school districts, which are well-positioned to provide direct assistance to the families they serve. School districts will use the funds to support families through direct emergency financial assistance, tutoring and educational services, and basic supplies for students.

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is also partnering with St. Bernard Project to place over 70 AmeriCorps members in social services organizations serving the community. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is sharing the cost of the placements, which will increase staffing of the community organizations, particularly for disaster relief efforts related to home repair and construction.

List of Round 3 Grantees, Grant Purposes, and Service Areas


On November 15, 2017, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund announced the second round of grants totaling $28.9 million to 90 nonprofit organizations to provide services and support to flood victims.

The 90 nonprofit organizations selected are trusted, experienced groups with the proven ability to identify clients and their needs and then assist them directly. Direct funding and services to be provided by the non-profit recipients include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with paying for food, clothing, rent, mortgage payments and utilities
  • Home repairs
  • Replacement of flood-damaged furniture and appliances for those who did not have flood insurance.
  • Case management for elderly, disabled, and other individuals who need help applying for assistance and developing a recovery plan.
  • Trauma/crisis intervention
  • Job training and employment services

List of Round 2 Grantees, Grant Purposes, and Service Areas

Summary of Grant Applicants Zip Code Service Areas

Harvey Related 2-1-1 Calls Data Dashboard

FEMA Assistance Dashboard

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund – Needs Assessment Phase One Provided by Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research


Round 1 applications were by invitation only due to the expedited time frame

28 organizations were awarded grants to provide emergency/immediate need assistance and focused in the following focus areas:

  • Basic Needs
  • Temporary Housing/Rapid Re-housing/Home Restoration
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Emergency Case Management to support the Focus Areas Listed Above

ROUND 1 UPDATE (11/15/17)

Halfway through its 90-day service period, the first round of disbursements — $7.5 million to 28 organizations — has quickly lifted many lives:

  • 75,884 households have received basic items such as food, clothing and hygiene products
  • 3,553 households have received case management services
  • 2,464 households have received direct financial assistance
  • 1,123 households received home repair or housing services
  • 432 households have received furniture


The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will accept donations through December 31, 2017. The Fund, set up by Houston’s Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett, is focused on immediate and long-term relief efforts in Harris County and Houston (which may include City residents in Fort Bend or Montgomery County). A fund advisory committee has been established and will ensure that there is a process to determine unmet needs in these areas. Tony Chase, Chairman & CEO of Chase Source, and Bill Jackson, Harris County Budget Officer, will co-chair the advisory committee of 10 members. The Greater Houston Community Foundation will oversee and administer the grant distribution process.

The Greater Houston Community Foundation is a public charitable foundation focused on helping donors expand their philanthropic impact. For over 20 years we have partnered with individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and their advisors to extend their giving in new ways, with greater results.


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