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Described by Hawaii’s Governor Josh Green as “likely to be the largest natural disaster in the state’s history,” the devastating wildfires have prompted Green to issue multiple emergency proclamations to facilitate response and relief. President Biden has also ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. While federal and state funding is deployed to help with this unique and ongoing situation, it is often most meaningful when philanthropy stands ready to address gaps in recovery funding when public support has dissipated and government solutions are still forthcoming.

Our thoughts go out to all those who have been impacted and many of our private foundation clients have already taken action to help or are actively looking for ways to lend their support. 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.

Additional Resources:

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:

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
World Central Kitchen
Feeding America
Direct Relief

*Foundation Source does not evaluate or endorse charitable organizations or provide guidance on where or how much to donate.

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