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Disaster Resilience, Relief and Recovery

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00am

Leaders in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco are taking bold action.

In the face of racial inequity, climate change, lack of affordable housing, earthquakes, healthcare disparities, and wildfires, these cities are strengthening our ability to survive, adapt, and grow stronger. Their approaches offer some valuable nuggets for philanthropy as we work to address these issues and support vulnerable communities, often the most impacted by these chronic stresses and acute shocks.

Join the Chief Resilience Officers of Oakland and San Francisco to hear about their innovative approaches, the latest resilience practices in Northern California, and the kinds of partnerships they’re making available. The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, will open the program and share her perspective on resilience, her city’s strategy, and how philanthropy can support the resilience of the region. We will also hear about the new Resilient By Design challenge which will catalyze innovative, collaborative planning to build resilience in advance of disaster.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am

As extreme natural events are increasingly affecting our health, livelihoods, and social fabric, how might philanthropic investments be more strategic in building greater community disaster resilie

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:00am

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:00am

It is often said, “Disasters begin and end locally.” After the major news media, national nongovernmental organizations, and large funders go home, it is the local community that will be coordinati

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have wreaked devastation in Texas and across the Southeastern United States. They have left widespread flooding, massive power outages, and destruction of property in their wake. The residents of these regions have had their lives turned upside down. Like other hurricane survivors, immigrants—who constitute a significant and growing demographic in these regions—have lost loved ones, homes, livelihoods, and worldly possessions. Their immediate needs are generally no different from those of other displaced residents: food, housing, medical care, cash, transportation, and assistance locating family members. Immigrants, however, also face particular circumstances that can prevent them from accessing assistance and that impair their ability to rebuild their lives and communities.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 9:30am

What is the highest and best role for philanthropy? And how can the Council on Foundations support its members and the field to be a strong and trusted partner in advancing the common good? You are invited to join Kathleen Enright, president and CEO of The Council on Foundations, for an interactive visioning session to explore these key questions.


Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:00am

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

Access to healthy food and adequate nutrition is an increasing struggle for low-income older adults.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 9:00am

Discussion theme: Supporting and Protecting Latinx and Undocumented Communities