Our organization is heartbroken by the tragic loss of life that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
In support of the victims, their families, and the entire Uvalde community, The Dallas Foundation along with our colleagues at Communities Foundation of Texas will make contributions to the Uvalde Strong Fund held at The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country and the Uvalde Strong Survivors Fund held at the San Antonio Area Foundation.
We invite our fundholders and community partners to do the same and to consider other actionable ways we can ensure these unnecessary acts of violence do not continue.
If you would like to contribute to relief efforts for the victims and their families, please donate to:
Uvalde Strong Fund
The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, which serves 10 counties, including Uvalde, has established the Uvalde Strong Fund to support victims, their families, and others affected by the mass shooting incident.
Donate at: www.communityfoundation.net/uvaldestrong.
Checks can be made out to Uvalde Strong Fund and mailed to:
Uvalde Strong Fund
Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country
241 Earl Garrett Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Uvalde Strong Fund / Uvalde Strong Survivor’s Fund
The San Antonio Area Foundation is partnering with the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country to support the community of Uvalde and has created two relief funds: one to benefit the survivors’ families in partnership with National Compassion Fund, and another to support nonprofit organizations providing services. You can give to one or both of these funds here.
United with Uvalde Fund
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County have created the “United with Uvalde” fund which will be used to support immediate and long-term mental health services. The funds will also address any emerging needs that develop in the future. Support services will be for students, teachers and families in Uvalde. Funds will be made available to nonprofit organizations with experience and expertise in providing direct mental health services for communities impacted by trauma. You can give to this fund here or text UVALDE to 41444 to donate.
Other Ways to Help
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is seeking donations of blood to support the victims of the Uvalde shooting. O-negative, the universal blood type, is the most-used blood type in emergencies by first responders. Though, all blood types are needed and will be sent to all area hospitals aiding victims. Financial donations to support the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center can be made here.
Support for Families
The National Compassion Fund is a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a 501(c)3 that was developed in partnership with victims and family members from past mass casualty crimes, including those from Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Oak Creek Temple, Columbine, and 9/11.
The National Compassion Fund collects donations through a partnership with GoFundMe to raise funds that will be directed to victims. Donors can designate which events to donate to, and those funds will be kept separately. A fund has been set up for Buffalo, and it is expected that there will be one for Uvalde in the coming days.
A group of survivors of mass school shootings has started a GoFundMe for Uvalde and is planning to partner with the National Compassion Fund. To learn more and to donate to a fund, visit the National Compassion Fund website here.