This guide has been designed to offer practical ideas on how Indiana grantmakers can help to ease the pain of natural disasters. Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (IGA) thanks the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre for providing the principles and tips for effective disaster grantmaking in "Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations." These tips and principles served as an excellent skeleton for this guide. The "principles in action" items of this guide were gathered from Indiana grantmakers through numerous e-mails and from an IGA conference call held on June 18, 2008. Indiana Grantmakers Alliance thanks our members for sharing these best practices and practical advice.