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Disaster Resilience, Relief and Recovery Resources

October 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the Northern California firestorm. With funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers commissioned Learning for Action, an independent San Francisco-based research firm, to conduct this study to understand the extent of the fires’ impact on the arts community in the three most affected counties: Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino.

The study, North Bay Fired and the Arts, One Year Later, draws upon quantitative and qualitative data collected in each of the three counties from individual artists affected by the fires and from arts organizations serving the region.

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September, 2018
Using the lens of Loma Prieta, Napa, Katrina, Sandy and other disasters this program explored the role of philanthropy and nonprofits in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating disasters and how we can help communities get back to "normal."
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November, 2014

It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

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October, 2018

The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices, innovative approaches and lessons learned in order to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters. It is designed as an interactive website which your organization can use to personalize your future disaster strategies.

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Philanthropy California held two urgent webinars to offer funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on local and state agency responses to t

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November, 2018

Developed with input and insights from the people of Berkeley, the Resilience Strategy is designed to articulate solutions that make our city more resilient not only to physical challenges, such as earthquakes, sea level rise, and aging infrastructure, but also to social challenges, such as racial inequity. At its core, the Resilience Strategy is about building resilience by building community. Strong connections between neighbors and lasting partnerships between community-serving organizations are vital to helping all residents, especially those most in need and historically underserved, to thrive. Berkeley’s Resilience Strategy is the launch point for several programs that foster these connections and partnerships. 

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March, 2020

The wildfires and the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Northern California have caused major disruptions for Bay Area residents. To date, over 180,000 people are displaced from their homes and nearly 1 million are without power. These events burden people with the least access to resources and barrier to mobility including 1) people with disabilities, 2) immigrants and farm workers, 3) low-income residents, and 4) older adults and seniors.

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October, 2019

The Resilient Oakland playbook is a strategy document developed to help our City tackle systemic and structural challenges. The playbook outlines ways we can work together to help our community can stay rooted, ensure equitable access to quality education and develop good jobs, stable housing, public safety and vibrant streets.

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Philanthropy can serve as a trusted resource for actionable communications that lead with empathy and support grantees to prevent the spread of disease, preserve well-being, maintain social cohesio

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March, 2020

RESILIENT-SF is a strategy that seeks to tap into our city’s trademark tenacity by laying out our most pressing challenges and demanding that City government partner with the community to make bold and lasting progress on these challenges. When we think about San Francisco, we think of a city of unwavering strength, a city that is prepared to not only respond but to recover, and a San Francisco of strong and unified neighborhoods, ready to continue reimagining, and striving for the strong and resilient San Francisco of tomorrow.

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