Disaster Grantmaking

Mexico experienced two major earthquakes in the September 2017. The first, hitting the southern coast of Mexico on September 8th, was one of the biggest recorded in the area at a magnitude of 8.1. Only eleven days after this first major disastor, on September 19th, Mexico was hit with another earthquake, at a magnitude of 7.1. Many deaths have been reported from both earthquakes and several major cities including Mexico City, Puebla, and San Juan Raboso have large amounts of rubble, with many people trapped under collapsed buildings.

The "Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know" webinar gathered several expert panelists to provide updates on U.S. damages and the situation throughout the Caribbean, and ways funders can address recovery needs.

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.