Other ways to support disaster recovery

Help communities in the U.S. and worldwide recover stronger after disasters.

Susan Van Horn shows Paid In Full sign for her new home
Susan Van Horn holding up PAID IN FULL sign for her new home during a NVCF Welcome Home event.

Never before has the world faced disasters and humanitarian crises of such frequency and intensity.

Your philanthropic partnership is an opportunity to support our mission to strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur.

CDP offers diverse ways to make a gift to ensure inclusivity, accessibility and convenience while enhancing trust and adaptability. This approach helps organizations and individuals alike engage and drive more significant support for CDP’s work.

For corporations, foundations and other organizations

Matching gifts

Corporate matching is a powerful incentive for your employees to donate their own funds. It amplifies the impact of their contribution, and it also lets them know that you support their efforts to make a difference in the world. Many companies include donation matching as part of their package of employee reward or benefit programs.

Please reach out to the development team, if you have questions about starting your own matching gift program, or have a robust matching gift program that could be leveraged for a greater impact on long-term disaster recovery, especially if you utilize platforms such as Benevity, YourCause or Cybergrants for employee giving.

Maximize employee and corporate giving potential

Unsure how to start or maximize your employee giving potential in times of disasters and beyond? Let us help you.

Organizations like yours have supported our work. Reach out to the development team to learn about how our advisory services can help you make a more strategic impact.

To make a gift through Benevity, search for “Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Inc.”

Giving pages

Is your company interested in a dedicated, branded giving page for your employees or other stakeholders to use to support disaster recovery? CDP frequently partners with companies to create a giving page on our website to make it easier to support one of our disaster recovery funds.

We can also support smaller fundraising campaigns with a dedicated giving page form and provide a QR code and co-branding to make sharing the fundraiser easier. Please contact the development team to learn more.

Cause marketing

Looking for an opportunity to amplify the impact of your philanthropic initiatives? Consider developing a cause marketing campaign with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to channel resources toward global issues you care about the most. CDP has partnered with brands such as Target, Columbia Sportswear and CREDO Mobile to create effective cause marketing strategies that allow companies to leverage their social influence. This method of giving is convenient, flexible and accessible.

Roundup campaigns/charity at the point of sale:

  • Please consider choosing the Center for Disaster Philanthropy when selecting charities for roundup/point of sale campaigns to support equitable long-term disaster recovery.
  • Roundup/point of sale campaigns are seamless and non-intrusive methods customers can utilize to support a charitable cause without having to make a separate donation.

To learn more about how CDP might align with a potential cause marketing campaign, please contact the development team.

For individuals

Donor-advised funds (DAF), cryptocurrency and gifts of stock
  • Simplified giving: CDP is using Every.org to accept gifts of stock, crypto and DAF gifts. Give now through their secure form. You can provide a “note” if you’d like your gift designated.
  • Donor-advised funds: Please reach out to your fund manager if you have questions about making a gift through your DAF.
  • Gifts of stock: This additional information about donating stocks might be helpful to you when submitting your gift. All other questions can be directed to the Development Team.
Retirement assets and planned giving
  • Retirement assets: Giving part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or another tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to CDP. Please be sure when working with your custodian that they provide contact information for where to send a receipt acknowledgement for your gift. Learn more about Qualified Charitable Distributions.
  • Planned giving: Consider listing CDP as your preferred charity in your will or as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. You can provide long-lasting support for medium to long-term disaster recovery while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Planned gifts include bequests through a will or living trust, beneficiary designations of a retirement plan or life insurance policy, or a deferred gift that will provide an income for life, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable trust. For more information, please contact the Development Team and submit this form.
Employee matching gift programs

Employee giving simply involves employees making donations to nonprofits they care about. Many companies choose to support their people by matching their donations to the same organizations.

You can increase your gift’s impact through your employer matching gift program.

Become a partner with peer-to-peer fundraising

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to raise money and awareness for a cause. This type of fundraising makes it possible for individual supporters to host personalized campaigns for collecting donations from friends, family and colleagues on our behalf.

Some examples of peer-to-peer fundraising that have been successful in raising support for CDP include: bake sales, penny fundraisers, charity concerts, GoFundMe campaigns, Facebook birthday fundraisers and more.

We can help you leverage your peer-to-peer fundraising efforts and with your permission celebrate your achievements on our social media pages! Reach out to the Development Team to learn more.

Mail a check or money order

Send a gift by mail to:

Attn: Development Team
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
WASHINGTON DC 20005-5800

To ensure that we know how to best designate your support, write your designation in the memo line of the check or money order or enclose a personal note when you mail your check.

All questions can be directed to the Development Team, 202.464.2018.

Domestic and international wire transfers

For domestic and international wire transfer information, please reach out to the Development Team. When you reach out, please indicate if this gift will be designated, and if the funds will be coming domestically or internationally, and if there will need to be a currency rate conversion or not.

Contact us

There are many ways to make a philanthropic impact at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. We are here to help!

Please contact the Development Team at development@disasterphilanthropy.org with any questions about donating to CDP.

EIN: 45-5257937

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
WASHINGTON DC 20005-5800

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