Disaster Philanthropy

Current Disasters

The links below provide information, tools and resources on current disasters taking place across the United States. Please reference these individual pages for specific details.

In-Depth knowledge on Disaster Grantmaking

You may wonder whether you can make grants to GoFundMe campaigns that are supporting localized efforts during disasters. Proceed cautiously: GoFundMe and many similar crowdfunding platforms are not registered 501(c)3 public charities, and therefore you need to examine carefully whether the campaigns hosted on these sites are charitable in nature.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has an excellent primer of basic tips for disaster giving that can help funders ask the right questions about how they can help.