On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Nepal. About two weeks later, a second earthquake occurred in a nearby area that overlapped parts of the first disaster. The combined disasters killed more than 8,500 people and injured more than 18,000.
The IRS has long recognized that funds established to assist individuals and communities that suffer as a result of natural disasters and emergency hardships are charitable in nature. These resources help to explain the rules applicable to public charities and private foundations in these undertakings.
In-Depth knowledge on Disaster Grantmaking
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Council on Foundations hosted a webinar to discuss the needs and donor opportunities in Nepal.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has an excellent primer of basic tips for disaster giving that can help funders ask the right questions about how they can help.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a useful summary of disaster resources for corporate foundations and giving programs.
The guide aims to inspire individuals and citizen groups to act in organized, effective ways to help people in communities hit by disasters to reclaim their future.
A guidebook from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund detailing lessons learned from their efforts in the disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts after the rash of tornadoes that devastated Alabama in April 2011.
This web based tool is a central location for State/Local/Tribal governments, emergency managers, and planners to view programs from Federal, State, For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Charitable entities.
This document is written for those tasked with the development, maintenance, and implementation of a state disaster recovery plan.
Four stories of how philanthropy responded to national disasters. In each case, organized, strategic giving focused on long-term solutions to the challenges a community faced in disaster.
Grantmakers can be more effective and strategic in addressing disasters by following eight principles of good disaster management.