Disaster Grantmaking

October 2016 updates on the Council's Global Philanthropy Program include information about Habitat III, new SDG resources, upcoming events the Director of Global Philanthropy will be speaking at in the coming months, and the launch of a Global Liaisons Program, a new initiative of the Council which will bring together partnership staff and offices within federal agencies and key multilateral institutions (like the U.N., World Bank, and development banks) every other month to discuss how best to partner with and engage philanthropy.

Small businesses and nonprofits are particularly vulnerable to losses caused by natural disaster, cyberattacks, and on a smaller scale structural failure. The SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies at its PrepareMyBusiness website, which provides access to past webinars and disaster preparedness checklists for download. The SBA also provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. Visit SBA's Disaster Resource Page to learn more.

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.