2021 Annual Impact Report

In 2021, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy continued to harness our expert resources, consulting services and donors' generosity to help communities worldwide prepare for and recover from disasters.

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Imagine a world where people can rebuild, recover from and withstand disasters.

CDP was founded on the belief that we can create a thriving world where equitable, thoughtful recovery for all minimizes the impact of disasters.

Today, CDP is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping individuals, corporations and foundations increase the effectiveness of their giving to help strengthen communities before and after disasters strike.

A message of gratitude and hope

"Throughout 2021, we responded to increased needs by leaning further into our mission, leveraging the power of philanthropy to strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably."

An infographic of CDPs work in 2021
Our commitment to race and intersectional equity

In 2021, CDP formally committed to becoming an anti-racist organization guided by the values of respect, learning, advocacy, relationship-building, and collaboration and language.

Equitable recovery after a crisis often takes years.

In 2021, CDP supported holistic community-driven recovery from previous years’ disasters worldwide while simultaneously positioning resources for survivors of the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Ida, California and Colorado wildfires, flooding in the Midwest, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the humanitarian emergencies in Afghanistan and Venezuela and other crises.

Through our expert resources and philanthropic consulting services, we’ve helped individuals, foundations and corporations do the same.

To all our donors: Thank you for helping communities worldwide recover stronger after disasters.

Support our work

Download our 2021 Annual Impact Report