This chapter of Mastering Foundation Law reviews how U.S. public charities, private foundations, and corporations can provide hardship relief funding to communities and individuals, including to employees of a particular company, in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.
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.
This web based tool is a central location for State/Local/Tribal governments, emergency managers, and planners to view programs from Federal, State, For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Charitable entities.
Options for private foundations for disaster grantmaking
Options for community foundations, public foundations, and other charities for disaster grantmaking.
Direct Corporate Giving options for disaster grantmaking
Outlines how employer-connected disaster relief and emergency hardship funds are eligible for exemption.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, corporate grantmakers often wish to address the needs of employees and the community at large. Grantmakers must understand the legal rules that govern disaster grantmaking. This article provides answers to many common questions on providing disaster relief.