February 23, 2022
Kim Hawkes
(850) 556-9799

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Volunteer Florida Foundation is pleased announce the availability of additional grant funding through the Florida Disaster Fund for organizations engaged in Hurricane Michael long-term recovery efforts. Organizations interested in applying should submit their completed applications by Friday, March 23 at 5PM (ET).   The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with public, private and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities through the grant funding process.“When disaster strikes our great state, Volunteer Florida is in it for the long-haul. We channel every available dollar to local organizations working to rebuild and restore our impacted communities,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “We encourage those nonprofit organizations still engaged in Hurricane Michael recovery to fuel their mission and apply for this funding.” The Volunteer Florida Foundation will be accepting applications for Hurricane Michael recovery specific to Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington Counties. To view the application and instructions for submission, please click here. Applications are due Friday, March 23 at 5PM (ET). The available grant funding for Hurricane Michael recovery activities is $345,000. Learn more about Volunteer Florida and current grant opportunities here.


About Volunteer FloridaVolunteer Florida, established in Florida Statutes in 1994, manages national service programs and advocates for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Volunteer Florida has evolved to also serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida and launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform in 2019, Volunteer Connect. Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live. For more information, please visit