In anticipation of the storm's landfall, Foundation for Louisiana has launched the Hurricane Ida Relief Fund to support communities in preparing, evacuating, recovering, and eventually rebuilding. The Foundation granted the first $10,000 to the following indigenous and mutual aid groups that serve coastal communities:
- First People’s Conservation Council, consisting of the following tribes (several of which are long-standing FFL partners):
- Avoyel Taensa
- Bayou Lafourche Biloxi Chitimacha
- Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe
- Grand Bayou Indian Village
- Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw
- Grand Caillou/Dulac Biloxi Chitimacha-Choctaw
- Mutual Aid Disaster Response Network
- Southern Solidarity
Foundation for Louisiana is continuing to fundraise to provide additional grants to other communities, with an emphasis on Black, indigenous, other people of color and marginalized communities who have less access to resources that are critically needed in the face of a natural disaster.
This is a dangerous storm and additional support is urgently needed. If you are able to contribute, please do so here.