Disaster Grantmaking

Bringing together leaders in the field for genuine, authentic, and forward-thinking conversation that illuminates the powerful role of place in the work of community foundations. Place matters, and it remains critical for community foundations to be driving the conversation with donors, nonprofits and community leaders to produce greater outcomes, deeper impact, and drive more significant change in the communities we serve.

Philanthropy has responded generously to a range of extreme natural events over the past few years, from wildfires to earthquakes to floods to hurricanes and to heatwaves.Recent extreme natural events have exposed the vulnerability of marginalized communities – especially low-income communities and communities of color – in preparing for and responding to disasters. However, we have largely ignored the underlying mechanisms that contribute to racial, gender, and wealth inequality long after a disaster.

Philanthropy California is offering funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on the fires, local and state agency responses, and how to aid local efforts and avoid fraud. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum, and League of California Community Foundations.

The devastation of Hurricane Florence has wide-reaching impacts that will require strategic, long-term investments. The Council co-sponsored this webinar on Tuesday, September 18, with CDP, Southeastern Council of Foundations, and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. Look for the CDP 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund, -- details about this fund are provided during the webinar.