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May 26, 2022 | Philanthropy & Giving

2022 Uvalde Resource Guide

On May 24, Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas experienced great loss as a mass shooting killed nineteen children and two adults. If you are interested in helping those affected, we have included some suggestions below:

Nonprofit Organizations  

Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country has created the “Uvalde Strong Fund” to provide relief for victims, their families, and others affected by the shooting. The organization is collaborating with the District Attorney of Uvalde and the San Antonio Area Foundation to create a support system for affected families, as well as nonprofits supporting Uvalde.

Mental Health America is a community-based non-profit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness, promoting overall mental health. The organization is seeking donations to help provide 24/7 support to those living with mental illness. If you or a loved one need support, please text MHA to 741741.

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County created the “United with Uvalde” fund to support immediate and long-term mental health services. Support services will be provided for students, teachers, and families in Uvalde. Funds will be given to nonprofit organizations with experience and expertise in providing direct mental health services for communities impacted by trauma.

VictimsFirst is a non-profit created by families of past mass shootings. It offers funds and resources as an immediate response to mass shootings across the country. Its goal is to protect victims and educate communities so mass shooting victims are not re-victimized.

Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Donate Blood – If you are local to San Antonio, University Health is seeking blood donations to be transferred to the hospitals of injured victims. You may also donate blood to your local blood bank to help in emergency situations near you.
  • Legal Support – The San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA) is asking for licensed attorneys in Texas to help assist victims and families with unmet legal needs. Donations are also welcome.
  • Tips for Parents/Guardians to Support Youth After a TragedyGirls Inc. put together tips to help parents support youth who may be frightened or struggling to process tragedy.

When making donations

If you are interested in donating to one or more of these organizations through your donor-advised fund or private foundation, please let us know. If you decide to donate to an organization directly, we encourage you to give to one of these organizations or an organization you know. Make sure your donation is secure by donating through an organization’s official website or sending a check in the mail. GoFundMe sites or links through social media sites are discouraged due to scams exploiting this crisis. For all donations, please specify that the donation is to assist the people affected by the Uvalde shooting.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the victims and families of the Uvalde mass shooting.