Supporting disaster preparedness, relief and long-term recovery.
Natural and manmade disasters are increasing in complexity, frequency and duration. From an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic for local communities in Los Angeles County and Africa to continued support for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, we help alleviate the suffering caused by crises around the globe through both immediate response and longer-term recovery funding. Our approach focuses on promoting more efficient and effective assistance and protection, and investing in community-based organizations and networks to build local humanitarian leadership. We strive to sustain institutions, partnerships and emerging technology that strengthen the global community’s ability to respond to disasters.
The Foundation’s board of directors elected to expand the Disaster Relief and Recovery program area. We will be developing a revised strategy for the next phase of work and plan to announce the new strategy in early 2021.Read more about our approach
The Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI), led by 100 Resilient Cities, is a one-year sequence of convenings, tactical workshops, and design sprints to surface and test the world’s most innovative solutions to fire and urban heat in the Greater Los Angeles region.Read More
News from the Field
International Council of Voluntary Agencies
Earthquake shook L.A. skyscrapers so hard some got vertigo
Los Angeles Times
The Schoolteacher and the Genocide
New York Times
RESOURCE Center for Disaster Philanthropy
CDP’s mission is to transform disaster giving by providing timely and thoughtful strategies to increase donors’ impact during domestic and international disasters.
RESOURCE Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI)
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, in partnership with Resilient Cities Catalyst, launched the Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI) in 2019 to surface and pilot the world’s most innovative solutions to fire and urban heat in the Los Angeles region.