Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties. We partner with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery efforts. Philanthropy California monitors wildfires & natural hazard events and provides individual and institutional funders with vetted funds, resources, and events on this response page.
Philanthropy California is deploying its deep work in disaster resilience efforts toward:
- Publicizing trusted funds for place-based relief and recovery
- Prioritizing funds that support marginalized or under-resourced communities
- Sharing emerging issues, and where funders can make the most of their contributions
- Advising how best to meet short and long-term recovery needs
- Connecting funders, government partners, and organizations active in responding to disasters
- Supporting funders with tools, connections, and expertise
Philanthropy California does not:
- Directly connect community-based organizations to funders
- Provide general public information on wildfire or natural hazard events. For more information on active wildfires/hazard events or emergency response efforts please visit the CalOES webpage or the California Resiliency Alliance (CRA) wildfire quick-links
- Direct fire or disaster-impacted individuals to resources. If you have been affected by a recent disaster in California you can call 211 for information on where to find help locally
Please visit our government & non-profit partner websites, California Resiliency Alliance, CalVolunteers and CalOES, for more information about how you can help, as well as how to prepare for and recover from wildfires and other natural hazards.
If you have questions about Philanthropy California's disaster response, please contact:
Northern California: Katie Oran, Climate and Disaster Resilience Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Southern California: Lily, Bui, Climate & Disaster Preparedness Manager (email@example.com).
Philanthropy California believes that, in addition to funding immediate and long-term recovery efforts, it’s essential for funders to support building long lasting wildfire & disaster resilience. For every dollar spent on building disaster resilience, communities save six on recovery costs. If you are a funder interested in supporting wildfire & disaster resilience efforts across the state get in touch with us!