In West Virginia, the immediate recovery to the horrific flooding is ongoing. Philanthropy WV is working with numerous groups to connect to credible and statewide giving and volunteering opportunities for recovery efforts. While needs are still
Disaster preparedness and Relief
People across the country continue to grieve over the tremendous loss of life that occurred on June 12, when a gunman attacked an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, leaving 49 dead and more than 50 injured, nearly all LGBTQ, Latino/a, and young.
Join us for a webinar on the launch of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook.
Wars and violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central America, and elsewhere across the globe have driven a record-high 60 million people from their homes. Half of these refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are children.
This meeting will engage participants in a conversation on how local, geographically-based philanthropists can prepare, plan, and collaborate around the topic of disasters.
When GWP is asked about our members' philanthropic response to a given disaster, we'd like to share your stories. Many organizations in Southwestern PA and across the country have responded to support the people and communities affected by recent natural disasters and we have created a list of GWP Member responses in this spreadsheet.
The Forum co-hosted a National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting, along with the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women’s Funding Network. This was the first in a series of three teleconferences on this topic.
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund published this guide in 2015 to outline the best roles for funders in a disaster, culled from its many decades of experience in responding to the needs of communities and nonprofits beset by disasters, human and natural alike.
A compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices and lessons learned that helps communities think through how a disaster will affect them and plan and prepare to respond when it happens. It is centered on 15 strategies, including community and economic recovery; education; health and behavioral health; aging and disabled populations; arts and culture; environment; and others. The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a joint project of Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Council of New Jersey Grantmakers in association with United Philanthropy Forum.
This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.