Texas Covid Relief Fund

Helping Texas communities recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic takes all of us coming together to support our fellow neighbors.

Rebuild Texas Fund launched in response to an unprecedented disaster

Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented natural disaster that required an unprecedented effort in recovery. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas bringing up to 130 mph winds and record-breaking rainfall to the state. Recognized as the wettest and costliest tropical cyclone on record, more than 185,000 homes were damaged and 9,000 destroyed, and damages in Texas were estimated at more than $41.1 billion. In response to this devastation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation teamed up with the OneStar Foundation to launch the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Thanks to the support of more than 33,000 corporate and individual donors, this collaborative project distributed $100 million towards recovery and rebuilding efforts in 41 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Over the course of three years, remarkable progress was madefrom home repairs to entire new subdivisions, from mental health support to job training, and so much more. Together, 2.1 million Texans have had the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Focus Areas

In response to Hurricane Harvey, Rebuild Texas Fund focused on these key areas to make an impact.

Community & Economic Development

Rebuilding community assets and essential local revenue

Housing

Helping displaced families come home

Education & Child Care

Revitalizing schools and child care centers

Health

Promoting mental health, wellness, and good nutrition

Workforce & Transportation

Restoring jobs, transportation, and getting people back to work

Small Business

Supporting small businesses to re-open and thrive

Hurricane Harvey Portfolio Snapshot

Download the 3-Year Recap for a full list of grantees.

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Hurricane Harvey Portfolio Snapshot​

Download the 3-Year Recap for a full list of grantees.

Fund Partners

With the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation contributing a $36 million lead donation and additional match funds, an incredible 33,000 corporate and individual donors came together to support impacted communities across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey through donations to the Fund. We are grateful for the support provided by our Fund Partners.