Philanthropy's Response to New Mexico Wildfires
Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
The Calf Canyon Fire and Hermits Peak Fire merged into what has become the largest active wildfire in the U.S. and the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico's history- the fires have burned more than 250,000 acres. On May 4, President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for New Mexico (DR-4652-NM), as they continue to threaten centuries-old traditional farming villages and Indigenous communities.
As updates about the impact of these fires are known and opportunities to support long-term recovery become available, this page will be regularly updated with more resources and information.
- Council Disaster Grantmaking: Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.
- Emergency Action Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation
- Santa Fe Community Foundation Community Resiliency Fund
- The Fund for Taos at the Taos Community Foundation
- 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 2022 North American Wildfires Disaster 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 New Mexico Wildfires page to apply for assistance or for addiitonal news and information.