Relief and Recovery Efforts: 2017 Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida.
The Maryland Philanthropy Network serves as a clearinghouse for resources and information about relief and recovery efforts. This page will be updated as new information is received.
Philanthropic Responses: Resources and Information:
United Philanthropy Forum: How to Respond to Hurricane Irma
United Philanthropy Forum: How to Respond to Hurricane Harvey
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.
- Do no harm.
- Stop, look and listen before taking action.
- Don't act in isolation.
- Think beyond the immediate crisis to the long term.
- Bear in mind the expertise of local organizations.
- Find out how prospective grantees operate.
- Be accountable to those you are trying to help.
- 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".