Mass Shooting in Orlando: Resources and Networks for Action
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) is committed to helping our members and Indiana's funding community connect to the networks and resources it needs to respond when tragedy strikes. One way we do this is by informing, supporting, and educating our members so they may expand their impact.
Funder Networks Assembling Information and Resources to Respond:
Lessons From Roseburg: The Ford Family Foundation: The Ford Family Foundation in Roseburg, Oregon has been a key leader in the response to the mass shooting that took place in Roseburg on October 1, 2015, at the Umpqua Community College. Below are some resources from the foundation about what they’ve learned:
On June 22, IPA members were invited to the National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting, which was co-hosted by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women’s Funding Network. You can download a recording of the teleconference here.
Possibilities for Donors Looking to Make Contributions:
The Center, an LGBT advocacy group that is providing a crisis hotline (407-227-1446) and grief counselors for people in the Orlando area, also set up a GoFundMe page.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Central Florida is working to support the local queer community through counseling and support in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Muslims United for Victims of Pulse Shooting. American Muslim leaders called on members of their community who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan to break their fast if needed in order to donate blood. And, Muslim community members in Florida have launched a fundraising campaign to support the shooting victims and their families.
Our Fund Foundation, a community foundation whose mission is to support South Florida’s LGBTQ agencies, is collecting tax-deductible donations. 100% of the tax-deductible funds raised through Our Fund will be donated to the nonprofits in Orlando supporting survivors and victims' families and friends and their efforts to restore peace, joy and wellness to Orlando's LGBTQ community.
The Florida Disaster Fund will help provide financial support to organizations that serve survivors, their families, and all those in need.
As more information emerges, you can follow these Twitter accounts for ways to help:
Florida Philanthropic Network @flphilanthropy
Central Florida Foundation @cffound
Equality Florida @EqualityFL
Heart of Florida United Way @hfuw
City of Orlando @citybeautiful
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