Jeremie, the Grande’Anse department capital in western Haiti, was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew Oct. 4, 2016. U.S. forces worked alongside Haitian citizens as part of Joint Task Force Matthew to provide relief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Every year, disasters and humanitarian crises affect millions of people globally, and billions of dollars are distributed in response. But where does the funding come from and how are the dollars used? How much funding addresses long-term recovery, preparedness and disaster risk reduction, in addition to immediate relief?

To help answer these questions, Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) produce the annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report. On Nov. 14, 2018, Foundation Center and CDP hosted the Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy webinar to highlight findings from the report and explore how to use data to make strategic, informed disaster-related giving decisions.

The webinar discussion was led by CDP President and CEO Robert G. Ottenhoff and Foundation Center Vice President for Knowledge Services Larry McGill. Special guest LeeAnne Walters, a Flint resident turned water activist and citizen scientist who played a pivotal rule in exposing the Flint Water Crisis, spoke about the role philanthropy can play to support the ongoing needs in Flint.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

For more information, please see the 2018 State of Disaster Philanthropy report.

The annual analysis of funding for disasters and humanitarian crises is made possible with generous support from the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, with additional funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.