Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast and impacted over 6 million Texans. The damage done to the region will require years of support and hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild the infrastructure for power, transit, and communications. Once these systems are restored, a second level of investments will address facilities/infrastructure, including fire/police stations, hospitals, schools, and homes. 

It is estimated that over 1.4 million public school students and over half a million college and university students have been impacted by the hurricane. In keeping with Educate Texas’ mission of increasing post-secondary readiness, access and success for all Texas students, Educate Texas and CFT, along with their funding partners, have launched 3 funds to support Gulf Coast schools and students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey KIDS Education Fund

The Harvey KIDS (Keeping Impacted Districts Supported) Fund will provide districts and schools support to meet the urgent needs of K-12 students and redesigning schools that were devastated by the hurricane.

Harvey HELP Education Fund

The Harvey HELP (Higher Education Learning Pathways) Fund will provide students with emergency aid, so as enable them to return to or persist with their higher education.

CFT Hurricane & Disaster Relief

Communities Foundation of Texas is supporting relief efforts for those affected by the hurricane and severe flooding by inviting community members to make a donation to the Mass Care Task Force Fund at CFT or the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.