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Natural hazards like wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, floods, and earthquakes test the resilience of communities, and they worsen disparities of wealth and power along racial, gender, and economic lines. Climate change will continue to drive much of the hazard risks and impacts in communities across our region in the years to come. Philanthropy plays a transformative role in ensuring communities of color, low-income communities, and rural and tribal communities have the financial, relational, and political resources to reduce – or even eliminate – the disproportionate burden of natural hazard events.
What Beliefs Guide our Work
- In the space between hazard and disaster lies prevention. There is nothing “natural” about disasters. Society, not nature, creates disasters. Disasters don’t have to happen in our communities if we make the right investments at the right time in the right places.
- People nearest the harm are also nearest the solutions. Solutions to climate and disaster risks are best designed and carried out by communities closest to the problems, with private and public support.
- Race matters. Focusing on racial equity and social justice, we prioritize communities of color.
- Multi-sector problems require multi-sector solutions. Climate challenges cannot be solved by one sector alone – they must be addressed by involving business, government, nonprofits and philanthropy.
What We Do
Advocate. We advocate for state and national policies that advance equity in climate mitigation and adaptation, as well as disaster prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.
- Click here for updates on 2021-2022 bills and policies
Coordinate. We coordinate funders around emergent issues including wildfire resilience and climate, health, and equity.
- Learn more about our wildfire resilience funders network.
- Learn more about our work in climate, health, and equity .
Educate. We host programs on climate and disaster issues, philanthropic best practices, and solutions from the frontline.
Connect. We connect funders to government partners and organizations responding to climate crises and to disasters.
Respond. We publicize trusted funds on behalf of the governor’s office for disaster relief and recovery and advise philanthropy on how best to meet short and long-term needs.
- Click here for updates on how you can help this wildfire season