Issue Areas: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions

This report is the most comprehensive analysis to date on disaster-focused philanthropy Published by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the report provides a snapshot of funding for disasters by the largest U.S. foundations.... + More

Vermont's Digital Stories: The Vermont Council on Rural Development Final Report on the Digital Economy Project

VCRD launched the Vermont Digital Economy Project to offer free support to speed flood recovery, spur economic development and job growth, and improve community resilience to disasters. The project worked directly with Vermont towns affected by... + More

Philanthropy and Hurricane Sandy: A Report on the Foundation and Corporate Response

What was the philanthropic response to Hurricane Sandy? It is a simple question -- too simple really. Philanthropy is not a monolithic sector, but rather an immensely diverse set of private entities with different approaches to any given social... + More

SIx-Month Emergency Response Progress Report: Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the most powerful on record -- made landfall on November 8, 2013 - with sustained winds of 150 mph, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving a path of destruction across the island nation. An estimated 2,000 health... + More

Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29th, 2012, approximately 80,000 people residing in over 400 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings lost many essential services such as electricity, use of elevators, heat and hot... + More

Feasibility Study: Social Protection in South Central Somalia

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition by policy makers and the international development community that longer-term social protection programming has the potential to reduce poverty and inequality and serve as a foundation upon... + More

See Me, Ask Me, Hear Me: Children's Recommendations for Recovery Three Months After Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was the deadliest rapid-onset disaster globally in 2013. Nearly 6 million children have been affected, 4.1 million people remain displaced and over 6,000 people lost their lives.... + More

Haiti Four Years Later: Towards a Lasting Legacy for Haitian Children

January 12, 2010, was a day of profound tragedy for Haiti. Four years after Haiti's epic earthquake, the numbers are still hard to accept. Over 230,000 people were killed in a matter of moments and 1.5 million others were displaced. More than 70,000... + More

Haiti Earthquake Response: Four-Year Update

The American Red Cross is continuing to rebuild what the earthquake destroyed in Haiti. In the quake's immediate aftermath, they worked side by side with our Red Cross partners to provide lifesaving relief supplies. Since that time, they have helped... + More

Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island Nonprofits: A Town Hall Event

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, Staten Island's nonprofits were at an inflection point. The full scope and scale of the storm's impact, and the challenges of long-term recovery, were just coming into focus. The Staten Island Foundation and the... + More