Philanthropy's Response to 2020 North American Wildfire Season
Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
As updates about the impact of these disasters are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available, this page will be regularly updated with more resources and information. A comprehensive overview is provided by Center for Disaster Philanthropy on their 2020 North American Wildfire Season page.
- Webinars: The Council remains in partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and as funding needs become more clear we will provide more information on virtual learning opportunities. In April, we hosted a joint webinar: Listening and Learning from Nonprofit Partners During Disasters. This discussion provides insight as to how funders can provide support during a disaster.
- Council Disaster Grantmaking: Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.
As various local, state and regional community foundations and philanthropic institutions establish response funds for disaster recovery, we will keep this information up to date.
- Visit Philanthropy California for the latest updates, including operational status, response funds and reports
- Global Giving's California Wildfire Relief Fund
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is the Council's recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters. For more information, see their 2020 North American Wildfires Disaster page
- For a comprehensive overview of the wildfire impact, visit Center for Disaster Philanthropy's tracking of wildfire impact page.
- FEMA is a critical federal partner of the Council that often relies on community foundations and place-based funders before, during, and after a disaster hits. Visit FEMA's Wildfires page to apply for assistance or for addiitonal news and information. The Council's Senior Advisor for Public Policy and Partnerships, Stephanie Powers, remains a vital resource and connection between communities and FEMA.