'Broward Cares' Providing Nearly $1 Million for Flood Recovery

May 3, 2023

(Updated 5/10/23)

Broward Cares – a collaboration between three of Broward’s largest and most trusted charitable organizations – is providing nearly $1 million in strategic support to help our community recover from historic flash flooding.

During times of crisis, the Community Foundation of Broward, Jewish Federation of Broward County and United Way of Broward County activate Broward Cares to deliver coordinated help where it’s needed most.

In response to the devastating effects of the April 12 storm, the Broward Cares partners began collecting and pooling donations to support the recovery efforts of nonprofits serving people affected by the flooding.

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Broward Cares quickly raised nearly $1 million and began accepting grant applications from local nonprofits hard at work for residents in neighborhoods hit by flooding.

Now, Broward Cares is pleased to announce that more than 40 nonprofits will receive Broward Cares emergency grants to support local flood recovery. These emergency grants will support recovery efforts such as:

  • Housing for flood victims.
  • Food, clothing, furniture and other essentials for flood victims.
  • Restocking food pantries that serve residents affected by flooding.
  • Facility and equipment repairs for nonprofits serving residents affected by flooding.
  • Aid for nonprofit workers affected by flooding.

Broward Cares extends a special thank you these generous supporters for helping make this emergency support possible:

  • Florida Power & Light Co.
  • The Jim Moran Foundation
  • BBX Capital Foundation
  • Channel 7 Foundation
  • Florida Blue Foundation
  • The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation
  • Children’s Services Council of Broward County
  • JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Hudson Family Fund
  • Wanda and James M. Moran Jr. Foundation
  • UKG
  • Carole and Steve Scott

Also, the Community Foundation offers an additional thank you to donors who supported Broward Cares with grants from their charitable funds at the Community Foundation. They include:

  • Alan Joseph Levy Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • August Urbanek Family Fund
  • Hudson Family Fund
  • Kearns Family Foundation Fund
  • Gene and Collette Herman Family Fund
  • 2X Foundation Fund
  • Mari Mennel-Bell’s Donor-Advised Fund
“The Broward Cares collaboration shows how much our community can accomplish when we work together to lift up those in need,” said Community Foundation of Broward President/CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “This emergency support, made possible by the power of local philanthropy, will jump-start efforts to help our community overcome this devastating flooding.”

Organizations receiving Broward Cares grants to support flood recovery include:

  • *Broward CHAI Center Inc.
  • Broward College
  • Broward County Film Society Inc
  • Broward House
  • Broward Housing Solutions
  • Broward Moms Incorporated – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Diaper Bank
  • CareerSource Broward/Broward Workforce Development Board
  • Center for Independent Living of Broward Inc
  • *Chabad of Southwest Broward
  • Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, Inc. – F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
  • *Goodman Jewish Family Services
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation Inc
  • HANDY, Inc.
  • Harmony Development Center
  • Henderson Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • *Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc.
  • Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc.
  • Jack & Jill Center
  • Koinonia Worship Center Inc
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.
  • *Morningday Community Solutions
  • Museum of Discovery and Science
  • *Neighbors 4 Neighbors
  • Our Father's House
  • Peace Leaders Foundation
  • Performing Arts Center Authority – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Prevention Central
  • *Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc
  • *Serving with GRACE, Inc.
  • South Florida Symphony Orchestra
  • South Florida Wildlife Center
  • SunServe
  • Sunshine Cathedral
  • *Sweet Dream Makers
  • *TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness
  • Temple Beth Emet, Inc.
  • The Bougainvilla House
  • The FLITE Center
  • *The Poverello Center
  • United Community Options of Broward, Palm Beach & Mid-Coast Counties
  • Voices for Children of Broward County

*These are organizations that people affected by flooding can contact for help.

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