Philanthropy's Response to Hawaiʻi Wildfires

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response


Over 100 people have died in the wildfires sweeping through the Hawaiʻian island of Maui. Although wildfires and hurricanes are part of "seasonal realities" in the state, strong winds from Hurricane Dora have made this fire the nation's deadliest in over 100 years. Lahaina, a historic port town, has been hit especially hard. With the widespread devastation to homes and buildings and nearly 11,000 people grappling with power outages, President Biden declared a major disaster declaration

As updates about the impact of this wildfire are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available, this page will be updated with resources and information.


Relief Funds 


  • 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 Hawaiʻi Wildfires page for additional news and information.

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