Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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As individuals, companies, and government agencies around the globe try to grapple with the outbreak of COVID-19, private philanthropists have given more than $9.1 billion to response and relief efforts. Candid, a leading data and research hub on nonprofits, has been closely tracking the donations from leading philanthropists and the world’s largest companies. You can dig into that data online …

Supporting Australian Wildfire Relief

How to Support Australian Wildfire Relief

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More than 46 million acres of land have been burned by the wildfires raging across Australia. With an early start in September, the 2019-2020 wildfire season is unprecedented. The catastrophic fires have already claimed at least 33 lives with the death toll expected to rise. More than one billion animals, including many endangered species, are estimated to have also lost …

Supporting Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

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Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc throughout the Bahamas and along the east coast of the United States, causing extensive flooding, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, and even claiming several lives. The full extent of the damage is still undetermined as relief workers make their way to the hardest-hit areas. A number of community foundations and organizations have compiled …

Midwestern Flooding: How You Can Help Now

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Recent flooding has devastated communities across the Midwest, specifically in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as rivers continue to rise. The floods, magnified by melting snow and heavy rainfall, have caused more than a billion dollars in estimated damage, with that number expected to increase over time. For those looking to …

Ways to Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires

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As three wildfires burned across the state of California, many lost their lives and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. Shaping up to be one of California’s worst years for wildfires in recent years, strong winds and dry air created difficulty for firefighters to contain the fires. For those looking to support communities affected by the wildfires, several …

Hurricane Michael: An Update on How to Support Recovery Efforts

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Shortly after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that has affected communities across the southeastern United States. For those looking to support long-term recovery efforts, several community foundations in the affected areas have established and activated relief funds: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: Music City Cares …

Florence: How You Can Help Now

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Tropical Depression Florence has impacted thousands on the east coast and continues to create damage as it makes its way inland. As it creeps slowly along its path and as the land becomes increasingly saturated, conditions are expected to worsen. For those looking to help with damage and recovery efforts, supporting local community foundations is an effective use of relief …

Philanthropy and Disaster Relief with Lori Bertman

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation exists to serve donors and help them give to the causes they care deeply about. We know that donors’ passions are exacerbated in a time of greater need, as is the case during and after a disaster or tragedy. Donors come to us to determine how they can help when disaster strikes, and we’re …