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.

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News from the Field

Unpacking Logalization
International Council of Voluntary Agencies
October 2019

The Schoolteacher and the Genocide
New York Times
August 2019

Meet the Disaster Relief & Recovery Team