CDP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.

The storm affected a wide swath of the Atlantic from Haiti and Jamaica and north into Canada. More than 200 deaths were attributed to the storm, with 146 of those in the United States and 98 in the Caribbean.

This fund supported this disasters:

About this Fund

While immediate relief dollars went to housing, food and clothing, the CDP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund was established to invest in long-term projects that filled gaps where public resources were unavailable or scarce.

CDP requested grant applications from NGOs committed to projects that crossed broad disciplines to ease the transition from disaster to normalcy; fostered collaboration among donors; used existing local philanthropic networks and worked to strengthen local philanthropy; promoted cross-sector coordination with academics, donors, think tanks, and public and private humanitarian actors; and supported innovative research that informed policy and strengthened future disaster preparation and response.

Grantmaking timeline

September 2013
October 2013
February 2014

Grant committee

The CDP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund grant committee included:

Committee Chair: Lori J. Bertman, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge- based Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Lori is the co-founder and chairman of the board of CDP.

Doug Bauer, Executive Director, The Clark Foundation, Senior Vice President, The Clark Estates, Inc.

Elizabeth Greenstein, Director of External Affairs, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Bob Ottenhoff, Former President and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Irwin Redlener, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

We awarded grants to organizations working to help New York and New Jersey recover from Superstorm Sandy.

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