Disaster Response

Find general and specific disaster relief information and resources for funders or individuals who want to support organizations in regional, national or world wide responses.

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Informal Guide to Disaster Recovery

Developed by IPA following the 2008 floods, this guide contains principles and tips from the Council on Foundations, accompanied by Indiana "in action" examples.

Disaster Philanthropy Playbook

The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices and lessons learned that have saved and galvanized local economies, nonprofits, and vulnerable populations from entering into a permanent downward spiral in the wake of disaster.

Indiana COAD Guidance Manual

Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) provide a platform for increasing communication and coordination among public, private and nonprofit agencies to reduce the impact of disasters.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a full-time resource to help donors make more thoughtful disaster-related giving decisions and maximize the impact of their gifts. 
The Resilient Organization: Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.

Hurricane Harvey Response

Areas in Texas between Corpus Christi and Houston experienced extreme flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, a record-breaking storm.

Hurricane Irma Response

After taking a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on September 10. It wreaked havoc as it moved through the state of Florida. States of Emergency were issued in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy: Data to Drive Decisions

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has partnered with Foundation Center on an interactive dashboard, which provides an analysis of disaster-related funding by foundations, governments, corporations and individuals. The data presented illuminates funding trends, exposes some of the imbalances in where and when contributions are made to help donors make more strategic decisions about their investments in the full life cycle of disasters, including preparedness and recovery efforts.