Helping Texans Recover.

The Texas Disaster Fund supports the economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by disasters.

Our Purpose

The Texas Disaster Fund is designated by the State of Texas to raise and distribute funds to eligible organizations working on the ground to support the economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by disasters.

Our Partners

The Texas Disaster Fund is a joint initiative of the Office of the Governor, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and OneStar Foundation. We are grateful for the support provided by our donors and fund partners. We know rebuilding impacted communities across Texas in the wake of a disaster takes all of us working together.

Governor of Texas

Greg Abbott serves at the 48th Governor of the State of Texas. The Governor of Texas is the chief executive of the state and is elected by the citizens every four years. The governor makes policy recommendations that lawmakers in both the state House and Senate chambers may sponsor and introduce as bills. The governor also appoints the Secretary of State, as well as members of boards and commissions who oversee the heads of state agencies and departments, including OneStar Foundation and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Texas Division of Emergency Management

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters. TDEM implements programs to increase public awareness about threats and hazards, coordinates emergency planning, provides an extensive array of specialized training for emergency responders and local officials, and administers disaster recovery and hazard mitigation programs in the State of Texas.

OneStar Foundation

OneStar Foundation was incorporated in 2003, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, and is a registered charity with the Internal Revenue Service as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. One of the stated purposes of the charity is the establishment, promotion, and operation of disaster funds, which exist to raise and distribute funds for disaster relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.

Greg Abbott serves at the 48th Governor of the State of Texas. The Governor of Texas is the chief executive of the state and is elected by the citizens every four years. The governor makes policy recommendations that lawmakers in both the state House and Senate chambers may sponsor and introduce as bills. The governor also appoints the Secretary of State, as well as members of boards and commissions who oversee the heads of state agencies and departments, including OneStar Foundation and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters. TDEM implements programs to increase public awareness about threats and hazards, coordinates emergency planning, provides an extensive array of specialized training for emergency responders and local officials, and administers disaster recovery and hazard mitigation programs in the State of Texas.

OneStar Foundation was incorporated in 2003, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, and is a registered charity with the Internal Revenue Service as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. One of the stated purposes of the charity is the establishment, promotion, and operation of disaster funds, which exist to raise and distribute funds for disaster relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.

Background

The Texas Disaster Fund is a project of OneStar Foundation in partnership with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. One of OneStar Foundation’s stated purposes is the establishment, promotion, and operation of disaster funds, which exist to raise and distribute funds for disaster relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. The Board and CEO of OneStar Foundation are appointed by the Governor of Texas.

 

In August 2017, OneStar Foundation, in partnership with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, created a special fund, referred to as the Rebuild Texas Fund, to receive over $100 million in donations to support the economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

 

In August 2018, OneStar created a separate but similar fund, to be referred to as the Texas Disaster Fund, to provide a mechanism for the receipt and distribution of charitable donations following future disasters. Like the Rebuild Texas Fund, the Texas Disaster Fund is about people helping people in our time of greatest need, and also about addressing the long-term effort required to recover from disasters.

 

Following a disaster, OneStar will actively solicit donations for the Texas Disaster Fund and will work with our partners to distribute the funds to eligible organizations working on the ground to support the economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by disasters. Distributions from the Texas Disaster Fund are intended to assist with needs unmet by insurance, government or other disaster relief organizations.

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If you have questions about donating to the Texas Disaster Fund, please reach out to admin@onestarfoundation.org.