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The devastation and destruction from Hurricane Sandy is unimaginable. Across 16 states and several nations, millions of lives have been affected. While more than $400 million has been raised for immediate relief efforts, recovery is expected to take up to five more years in the US, and even longer in the Caribbean.
The CDP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund gives donors an opportunity to maximize the impact of their generosity to support the full life cycle of the disaster. The Fund raised close to $500,000, including a match gift of $200,000 from The Patterson Foundation. Through CDP’s unparalleled expertise in disaster management and grantmaking, we are investing in projects and initiatives that:
The programmatic expertise of CDP’s board, staff, and advisory council—paired with an extensive network of disaster management actors and academics—guides the organization’s grantmaking strategy. Emphasis is placed on investing well rather than investing quickly, addressing the greatest needs and gaps in funding that may be yet to emerge.
Disaster philanthropy has become an all-too-necessary practice in recent years. Yet donors still are challenged to determine how, when, and to whom to give to have the greatest impact. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy helps individual, family, corporate, and institutional donors answer the question, “How can I help?” more easily and quickly in the wake of a disaster. The Center provides a platform of learning and connection with leading disaster experts and other disaster philanthropists that brings more private money to disaster response efforts.
For more information, please contact:
Regine Webster, Vice President: (206) 972-0187 | email@example.com
Tax-deductible donations may be forwarded to: Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
CDP’s EIN is 45-5257937.