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Buckling up for the Peak of California Wildfire Season: What Funders Can do Now

The 2022 wildfire season is underway. Due to the current drought and extreme heat conditions across much of the state, wildfire impacts in the coming months are anticipated to be extremely severe for people in cities and rural communities. With wildfires becoming a year-round phenomenon, philanthropy needs to double down on its investments to accelerate wildfire resilience, while at the same time, supporting communities most affected by wildfires. Philanthropy California and our organizational partners at the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and the League of California Community Foundations are hosting a conversation with interested funders about what they can do NOW to prepare communities most likely to be impacted by wildfires and their consequences, including displacement, income losses, and health challenges. Join us to learn about what is to be expected at the peak of this year's wildfire season. Please bring your most pressing questions for our speakers and the group as we work together to partner with frontline communities to ensure equitable disaster relief, recovery, and long-term resilience.

Abigail Browning


Alan Kwok

Senior Advisor

Katie Oran

Climate and Disaster Resilience Fellow

Sally Ray

Director, domestic funds

Laura Seaman

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