Disaster Relief & Recovery
Supporting disaster preparedness, relief and long-term recovery.
Disasters are increasing in complexity and duration. While the Hilton Foundation recognizes the need for emergency response funding, we remain committed to ensuring that funds are available for longer-term recovery and building resilient communities. In all of our work in this sector, we emphasize the importance of following internationally accepted standards and best practices.
In June 2018, the Foundation’s board of directors elected to expand the Disaster Relief and Recovery program area. Over the coming months, we will be developing a revised strategy for the next phase of work and plan to announce the new strategy in Fall 2019.
News from the Field
Identify how philanthropy can support communities in the wake of natural disasters by partnering with community foundations.
Lutheran World Relief
To support Lutheran World Relief’s WASH recovery program for Typhoon Haiyan-affected populations in the Philippines.
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We recommend visiting the following partners and external resources that are important to our work:
ReliefWeb, a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is one of the leading sources for reliable and timely information on global humanitarian crises and disasters since 1996.
The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.
CDP’s mission is to transform disaster giving by providing timely and thoughtful strategies to increase donors’ impact during domestic and international disasters.
What We’re Learning View All Reports ›
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation commissioned Dalberg Global Development Advisors to provide a high level overview of the humanitarian landscape as it stands in early 2017 and outline potential roles through which philanthropies can contribute to the sector.
In Practice Paper
Dr. William Paton looks at two decades of Hilton Foundation grantmaking for disaster relief and recovery