Updated information about impact and resources for foundations responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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.
Updated information about Hurricane Harvey's impact and resources for foundations
Government, charities, and businesses are stepping up to respond to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose. In the last week, a flood of new or updated resources were released just in time for National Preparedness Month. Here are some that the Council on Foundations is using to work with our members.
The Council on Foundations and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy co-hosted a webinar for funders to discuss how to address recovery needs from the devastating Gulf Coast flooding.
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.
An updated list of resources for funders looking to support victims of recent terror attacks around the world.
Earthquakes rocked Ecuador, Japan, and Myanmar this past weekend, affecting thousands, and reminding all of us how vulnerable communities are to external disaster shocks. There are several opportunities for philanthropy to respond.
The Year in Review highlights the scope of the Council on Foundation's work in 2015.