Rapid Response Funding to Louisiana in the Wake of Hurricane Ida

Many will remember our deep multi-year involvement in the region after Hurricane Katrina, and the hard work and partnerships that we built, focusing on grassroots organizations founded and run by women who became leaders and partners of ours for many years. It is appropriate and fitting that we step up once again.

WDN has made rapid-response grants recommended by our own WDN grantees to organizations in Louisiana that are on the ground getting desperately needed food and supplies to victims of Hurricane Ida.

$475,000 that will go to the following Louisiana-based mutual aid funds, nonprofits, and community groups that are mobilizing meals and other resources to people on the ground impacted by the hurricane:

GCCLP Disaster Relief Fund: $100,000

Community-controlled Gulf South rapid response fund led by those at the frontline of recovery and administered by grantee, Gulf Coast Center For Law & Policy.

Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative: $100,000

Women-of-color led, grassroots collaborative distributing goods and donations directly to Indigenous, Black, and Brown frontline folks impacted by Hurricane Ida and groups who currently don’t have online donation capacity, as well as directly to individual families impacted by the storm.

House of Tulip: $50,000

Hurricane Ida Rapid Response Relief Fund providing mutual aid to TGNC (transgender and gender nonconforming) community members.

The Mutual Aid Response Network: $50,000

Led by Imagine Water Works and organizing mutual aid groups across south Louisiana to support relief and recovery efforts and preparation for the rest of hurricane season.

Culture Aid NOLA: $50,000

On the ground now in New Orleans working to get meals to those still in the city.

Southern Solidarity: $50,000

Distributing aid, meals, and water to the area’s unhoused population.

El Pueblo NOLA: $25,000

Grassroots community organization serving the Latino population in New Orleans.

Supporting Louisiana-based Indigenous Communities: $50,000 ($10k each):

We are proud to partner with these organizations responding to the impacts of Hurricane Ida. And we are grateful for the knowledge our grantees shared with us to ensure our resources will aid communities in need.

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