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Center for Disaster Philanthrophy

Washington, DC | https://disasterphilanthropy.org/
Joined in December 2012

About Us

Mission

Leverage the power of philanthropy to mobilize a full range of resources that strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur.

Vision

A world where the impact of disasters is minimized by thoughtful, equitable and responsible recovery for all.

What we do

The far-reaching impacts of disasters — both domestic and international — from their human toll to their economic impact, require a comprehensive approach to philanthropy. We have three areas of activity that are part of our work in effective disaster philanthropy:

Education: We provide a variety of educational and informational services to help donors better understand what to do with their disaster-giving. In addition to the State of Disaster Philanthropy report, we also have the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook to help donors with planning before, during and after disasters. In addition, we regularly post blogs and host webinars on relevant topics and/or current disaster events.

Grantmaking: Our focus on medium- to long-term recovery means that while others move quickly to fund relief efforts, our grantmaking is comprehensive, thorough, strategic and efficient. Long-term recovery requires a holistic approach to individuals and their communities, particularly among vulnerable populations. Our Recovery Fund grants fund local organizations, on-the-ground, doing the work. We also manage the Midwest Early Recovery Fund and the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Alliance.

Consulting: We consult directly with foundations and corporations on strategic plans and disaster-giving strategies to better align them with their organizational mission and priorities.


Mission

Leverage the power of philanthropy to mobilize a full range of resources that strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur.

Vision

A world where the impact of disasters is…

Issue Areas Include

  • Climate Change
  • Community Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Philanthropy

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