CDP’s funds allow donors to collaborate and assist communities with long-term rebuilding after disasters.
CDP’s funds allow donors to collaborate and assist communities with long-term rebuilding after disasters.

Our disaster funds consulting services give you access to our team of program experts with deep knowledge in domestic and international disaster philanthropy. The CDP team can help you create, manage, and allocate resources across a range of needs before, during, and after disasters. By strategically and efficiently focusing your funding, you not only help communities recover more quickly and become more resilient.

Sometimes the greatest impact can come from collaborating with other donors. With your input, CDP manages funds, researches donor and NGO activity, conducts due diligence, and ultimately awards grants to improve the mid-term and long-term recovery of affected communities. In most cases, CDP also creates an advisory committee of subject matter experts.

Through site visits and program evaluation, we keep you apprised of how your funds are being used and let you know about new needs that surface as the recovery work progresses. See how we provided 300+ donors a series of updates on the impact their funds had one year after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.

Alternatively, CDP can set up an innovative grantmaking program designed around readiness where funding commitments are made in advance of a disaster and distributed through the context of strategic programmatic goals. Examples of these sorts of funds include our signature projects, the ten-state Midwest Early Recovery Fund and the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Alliance, established by seven funders after two devastating floods in 2016.

Here are examples of our collaborative fund programs: