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Disaster Resilience, Relief and Recovery News

Monday, October 17, 2016

As the new NCG Manager for Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability, I will apply those lessons and others from my nine years in disaster philanthropy to bolster the knowledge, capacity, and systems of Northern California’s philanthropic sector for disasters.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Zussman as the Manager of Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability. Andrea will take the lead in setting forth a framework for disaster preparedness and response around resiliency—our ability to recover from disasters and bounce back even stronger in all dimensions – social, economic, political, environmental, and physical —for the NCG community.

Monday, October 10, 2016

On Tuesday, Hurricane Matthew swept across Haiti with devastating force, leaving more than 350,000 in need of assistance.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

NCG member The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Harvey Fineberg, has published his perspective piece about the Foundation's work on earthquake early warnings as a part of the Washington Monthly Series: Success of Philanthropy. Learn more.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The recent attack in a nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 and wounded over 50 others – nearly all LGBTQ Latino/a young people – has impacted us deeply. We are left with questions about how to respond, how to heal, and how to support our membership in addressing the complex issues events like this again bring to the fore.

Friday, September 18, 2015

It’s official: 2015 is the worst recorded fire season in history. Wildfires are still raging across California’s drought-parched hills, with thousands displaced and hundreds facing catastrophic losses and the Herculean task of rebuilding. We’ve looked into ways to help.

Monday, May 18, 2015

NCG Member Give2Asia's President and CEO Birger Stamperdahl, spoke in a panel discussion at the

Monday, May 4, 2015

NCG member the Ford Foundation announced recently it was making $500,000 in grants to support disaster relief and recovery in Nepal, where the foundation has supported development work for over 60 years.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

You may not fund disaster preparedness, but that won’t matter when the next big earthquake hits the Bay Area. The fact is, disasters are everyone’s problem when they hit.