Philanthropy's Response to California's Storms
Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
California experienced one of the state's most devastating disasters this January when historic storms devastated a large portion of the state, leaving at least 20 people dead. There have been 9 atmospheric rivers, bringing massive flooding, tornado-like winds, dangerous mudslides, and contaminated floodwater. With the hazardous conditions created, more people have died in the storms in recent weeks than the number of those lost in wildfires in the past two years. A state of emergency as been declared, as experts say the damage from weeks of storms could exceed $1 billion dollars.
As updates about the impact of this disaster are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available, this page will be updated with resources and information.
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy – California storms cause widespread devastation
- Council on Foundations' Disaster Grantmaking – Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster
- Philanthropy California- 2023 California Disaster Response
- League of California Community Foundations- Disaster Relief Recovery Resilience Fund
- Humboldt Area Foundation- Disaster Response and Resilience Fund
- The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County – Disaster Support Fund
- Community Foundation for San Benito County- San Benito Disaster Recovery Fund
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation- SVCF Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund
- Community Foundation for Monterey County- Monterey County Storm Relief Fund
- Central Valley Community Foundation- CVCF Disaster Relief Recovery Resiliency Fund
- Santa Barbara Foundation- Community Disaster Relief Fund
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is the Council's recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters.
- 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 California's severe winter storms page for additional news and information.