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Disaster grantmaking

Foundation Center 19 November 2013

As when every natural disaster strikes, we are saddened by the destruction that Typhoon Haiyan has caused. Philanthropy continues to play an important role in disaster relief, but because of the quick response time needed, …

Sandy’s ill wind apparently blows some good to US non-profits

Alliance magazine 7 February 2013

US charitable giving is estimated to have grown 1.7 per cent in 2012 from the previous year. However, had it not been for Super Storm Sandy in October, it might well have gone down, according …

Hurricane Irene ranks high among US catastrophes in ‘record-setting year for disasters’

Alliance magazine 9 September 2011

Hurricane Irene is likely to prove one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in US history according to early estimates, which are ranging between $7 billion and $10 billion. Analysts also say that much of the …

Responding to natural disasters: as the unexpected becomes more common

Strategic Philanthropy 7 February 2011

In the midst of the media coverage exploring different angles of the situation in Haiti one year after the earthquake, there has also been coverage of recent natural disasters including the floods in Brazil and …