Disaster Grantmaking

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, together with the Council on Foundations, the European Foundation Centre, and the UPS Foundation, hosted a webinar to discuss how private funders can address the crisis at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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 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 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.