Disaster Grantmaking

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.

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. During this webinar, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy covered the current status of things in Nepal, how the needs have developed in the first two months, and what actions donors should take moving forward.