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North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund: How it Works

How can I donate to the Fund?

How can I donate to the Fund?

The NC Disaster Relief Fund is closed for the 2020 hurricane season.

Where does the money go?

Where does the money go?

United Way of North Carolina is the fiscal agent for the Fund.  The Fund, with assistance from the United Way of North Carolina, will help provide for immediate unmet needs through reimbursements to nonprofits working with disaster survivors.
If the scope of the disaster requires long term recovery work and if sufficient donations are collected, the North Carolina Community Foundation’s affiliate foundations and statewide grants committee will work to ensure that all remaining donations are distributed to nonprofits that can best serve unmet needs in affected communities.

Are donations tax deductible?

Are donations tax deductible?

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Potential donors may consult a tax lawyer, a certified tax advisor, or another certified tax professional for more information on any potential tax deductions for Fund donations.

What is the Tax ID # for the Fund?

What is the Tax ID # for the Fund?

  • 56-0564547 (United Way of North Carolina)
  • Donors to the Fund will receive confirmation of their donation, along with the proper tax #ID.
Who decides where the money goes?

Who decides where the money goes?

For immediate, unmet needs, the United Way of North Carolina will provide grants to nonprofits or reimburse nonprofits working in impacted communities.
If the scope of the disaster requires long term recovery work and if sufficient donations are collected, the North Carolina Community Foundation’s affiliate foundations and statewide grants committee will work to ensure that all remaining donations are distributed to nonprofits that can best serve unmet needs in affected communities.

Who is eligible to receive support from the Fund?

Who is eligible to receive support from the Fund?

Certain nonprofit organizations assisting individuals and communities recovering from Hurricane Isiais are eligible for funding. Eligible groups include any 501(c)(3) agency that is assisting Hurricane Isiais impacted communities with immediate needs. Applicants should either have a valid solicitation license with the Secretary of State’s office, a letter waiving the need for a license or be in the process of applying.  Assistance with the application process can be requested for new applicants.

 

How long will help be available from the Fund?

How long will help be available from the Fund?

Assistance will be available from the Fund until all contributions are distributed.

What percent will go directly to those affected?

What percent will go directly to those affected?

All contributions will go directly to nonprofits that serve unmet needs in affected communities. 

Is there a minimum donation?

Is there a minimum donation?

There is no minimum donation amount.

Can I designate my donation to a specific county?

Can I designate my donation to a specific county?

No.

How can I find out how the money is being spent?

How can I find out how the money is being spent?

Information about immediate needs grants awarded will be posted online by United Way at www.unitedwaync.org and the Governor’s Office at governor.nc.gov.  

Western NC Floods

Western NC Floods

At this time, donations are requested later due to storage concerns. Contact us with any donations you will be able to assist with in the future.

Food

Food

Donate money and healthy shelf-stable food to your local pantry, foodbank, backpack buddies, etc.