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30% of U.S. Households Made Disaster-Related Donations in 2017 and 2018

First comprehensive study of household giving for disaster aid uncovers patterns, preferences, and practices of individuals’ charitable giving in wake of costliest year for U.S. disasters

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), Candid, and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy announced the release of the first comprehensive study on household donations to disasters, the U.S. Household Disaster Giving in 2017 and 2018 Report. This study reveals new data on U.S. households’ disaster giving and answers many of the questions most often asked about patterns, preferences, and practices of individual charitable giving for disaster aid efforts. 


New Disaster Giving Report Shows Greater Focus on Risk Management

The following article is cross-posted from Alliance magazine blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment.

The Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) have recently announced the fourth edition of their annual research report, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2017: Data to Drive Decisions.

The new report documents $23 billion dollars given in private, public, corporate, and individual disaster-related capacity, to address major disasters and humanitarian crises that affected millions globally in 2015.


California Wildfire Recovery

Since Sunday, wildfires have raged in California. At least 29 people have died, thousands have lost their homes, and entire communities have been devastated.

We have a few suggestions for how you can help rescue and recovery efforts.


Helping with Disaster Recovery—and with Preparations for the Next Event

Harvey. Mexico. Irma. Mexico (again). Maria. Between hurricanes and earthquakes, it’s been a rough few weeks. As the communities affected by these events turn from disaster relief to disaster recovery, you can help.


Hurricane Irma Cuts Swath of Destruction

As a category 5 storm last week, Hurricane Irma devastated several Caribbean islands. Then it was Florida's turn. Now Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina are feeling Tropical Depression Irma's impact.

Many nonprofits already engaged in Hurricane Harvey relief are also responding to Irma. Other organizations have joined them. The following list is based on news reports, information from nonprofits, and organizations' websites. We expect the list to grow as more organizations assist communities in Irma's path.


Helping in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast around 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 25, as a category 4 hurricane. Although Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it continues to drop record amounts of rain as it moves across Texas. The National Hurricane Center advised Sunday evening that southeastern Texas was experiencing “unprecedented flooding,” and the New York Times reported the downpour was predicted to continue through Friday and that five persons had been reported killed by the storm. CNN stated officials had confirmed two deaths as of Sunday.


Helping Survivors in Idlib Province, Syria

More than 70 persons have died after an apparent chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib Province, Syria, on April 4, 2017. Another 100 are in hospitals receiving treatment for injuries suffered in the bombing, and the number of other injured may exceed 400.


Disaster Relief

 

We are on a regular basis updating information on our web site about giving to the Japanese earthquake relief effort . Thousands have died, thousands more are missing, and the death toll continues to rise. The race to find survivors is accompanied by the urgent need to prevent meltdown at nuclear power plants damaged by the natural disasters.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.