From torrential downpours and mudslides to power outages and search and rescue efforts, the ripple effect of the storms and flooding in California has been devastating, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. Our thoughts go out to all those who have been impacted. While federal and state funding is deployed to help with this unique and ongoing situation, it is often most meaningful when philanthropy stands at the ready to address recovery needs when initial crisis intervention by government is concluded.
During these times of crisis, we continue to be inspired by philanthropists who are looking for ways to help. To save you time, we have provided links to some resources to help those who have been affected. We also recommend checking in with your local and regional agencies.
- California Department of Water Resources
- California Community Foundations
- Centers for Disease Control:
- Department of Homeland Security:
Interested in other conversations around disaster philanthropy?
Checkout our webinar with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to learn about the unique role that private foundations can play in mitigating the impact of natural and global health crises, and our roundtable discussion with subject matter experts to learn about the Best Practices & Innovations for Strategic Giving in Times of Crisis.
Here are some helpful links:
Resources to evaluate charities:
Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3833.pdf