We know disasters, so you don’t have to.
When a disaster strikes, people want to know how they can help.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy takes the guesswork out of disaster giving by helping donors fully leverage philanthropy to strengthen communities’ ability to emerge stronger after disasters occur. We provided expert advice, educational resources and extensive networks while managing domestic and international funds on behalf of corporations, foundations and individuals through strategic grantmaking.
No matter your needs, we can help ensure your philanthropic investments go where and when they are needed most.
Imagine a world where people can rebuild, recover from and withstand future disasters. Together, we can make this world a reality.
Our donors give with confidence knowing that our funds maximize the impact of donations by supporting strategic, long-term recovery to help build stronger communities. We emphasize investing well rather than investing quickly to address the greatest needs and gaps in funding that emerge months after the disaster.
Explore how we’ve responded to a few of the most recent devastating disasters:
- Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund
- COVID-19 Response Fund
- California Wildfires Recovery Fund
- Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund
Our consulting services
We offer institutional donors and individuals a suite of client-centered disaster giving strategies grounded in the principles of funding local, learning from others and staying true to mission. We tailor our consulting services to meet our client’s needs. We know that you require innovative strategies that advance your values, boost the impact of your contributions and ultimately strengthen communities.
Make informed decisions about the when, where and how to give after a disaster. We offer expert tips, research, toolkits, case studies and other resources to help donors effectively support equitable disaster recovery.
We are a team of passionate experts with extensive national and international disaster, philanthropic and nonprofit experience. Together with our donors and community partners, we are committed to minimizing the effect of disasters and humanitarian crises on communities worldwide through effective disaster philanthropy.
“CDP is one of Wood Next Fund’s go-to partners for disaster recovery because we trust their expertise to deploy our funds effectively on the ground, to support medium- and long-term efforts.”
– Nancy Chan
Director, Wood Next Fund
(Photo of “Bianca,” among the millions of children whose mental health have been affected by COVID-19. Read her story. Source: Kids Help Phone Canada.)