Center for Disaster Philanthropy

When a disaster such as a pandemic strikes, this organization helps donors to respond effectively.

When a domestic or international emergency such as a hurricane or pandemic strikes, individual and corporate donors are often at a loss as to how to help provide immediate relief. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) assists them in making educated, strategic decisions about how to respond effectively.

CDP’s Disaster Recovery Fund tackles both the immediate and long-term needs of those affected by a crisis. Donors can visit CDP’s website to find concise overviews of current disasters that cover what the critical needs are, how to help, and whom to contact.

The organization classifies disasters into three broad categories: Sudden-Onset such as tornados and hurricanes, Slow-Onset such as famine, and Complex, which includes humanitarian crises resulting from war. The consulting arm of CDP provides organizational, grant-making, and technical guidance to donors and nonprofits. By helping donors, CDP seeks to create “a world where the impact of disasters is minimized by thoughtful, equitable, and responsible recovery for all.”