Issue Areas: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015: Data to Drive Decisions

Jointly produced by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015: Data to Drive Decisions analyzes funding trends for disasters and humanitarian crises in 2013. In addition to... + More

The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children

This report examines the experiences and resulting educational and mental health needs of Syrian children living as refugees, drawing on the results of a study conducted in Islahiye camp in southeast Turkey, which assessed children's levels of... + More

Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

One year ago today, we were deeply shaken by a powerful earthquake. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in the largest seismic event the Bay Area has seen since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, mostly in and around the City of Napa. More... + More

The Getty Foundation Fund For New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Report Summary

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana coast on August 29, 2005, the urban fabric of New Orleans was devastated, including a large number of its arts organizations and historic sites. Along with the physical damage to collections and structures... + More

Still at Risk: U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

In response to concerted advocacy by Save the Children and many child advocacy groups, President George W. Bush and Congress created the National Commission on Children and Disasters to assess the gaps in federal planning that put children at risk,... + More

Drones for Disaster Response and Relief Operations

Aerial drones are one of the most promising and powerful new technologies to improve disaster response and relief operations. Drones naturally complement traditional manned relief operations by helping to ensure that operations can be conducted... + More

An Act of Faith : Humanitarian Financing and Zakat

The gap between humanitarian need and humanitarian funding is growing. The aim of this report is to shed some light on the purpose, scale and potential of Zakat for financing humanitarian response. It will provide a basis on which to open up... + More

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

Getting LES Ready: Learning from Hurricane Sandy to Create a Community-Based Disaster Plan for the Future

This report is the culmination of over 640 surveys of Lower East Side residents, 29 surveys from local organizations, and 8 focus groups and explores the LES community's experience during and after Hurricane Sandy. The report will inform a... + More