2016 Flooding in Ellicott City Relief and Recovery Efforts

2016 Flooding in Ellicott City Relief and Recovery Efforts

Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the recent flooding of homes and businesses in Ellicott City.  

More than six inches of rain fell within hours causing chaos, destruction of homes and businesses, and loss of life in historic Ellicott City.  

As we do during times of disaster, Maryland Philanthropy Network will serve as a clearinghouse for resources and information about relief and recovery efforts. Our website will be updated as new information is received, so please check it regularly. #ECStrong 

Philanthropic Responses: Resources and Information

American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region

Community Action Council of Howard County 

Community Foundation of Howard County Relief Fund 

Ellicott City Partnership

A Message from Mary Ann Scully, President and CEO of Howard Bank 

Preservation Maryland

United Way of Central Maryland

Please let us know how you are engaged in relief efforts. Grant amounts, assisted organizations, and any other relief work that your organization undertakes will serve as valuable resources as your grantmaking colleagues craft response strategies.

Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking

A joint study of the European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations determined that grantmakers can be more effective and strategic in addressing disasters by following eight principles of good disaster management.

  1. Do no harm.

  2. Stop, look and listen before taking action.
  3. Don't act in isolation.
  4. Think beyond the immediate crisis to the long term.
  5. Bear in mind the expertise of local organizations.
  6. Find out how prospective grantees operate.
  7. Be accountable to those you are trying to help.
  8. Communicate your work widely and use it as an educational tool.

A number of practical suggestions for good disaster grantmaking flow from these principles and are highlighted in this free guide. Click here to read more and download "Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations".

Click here for more resources about disaster grantmaking.


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