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Equitable Disaster Planning: A New Online Tool for Philanthropy

Friday, May 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
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Natural hazard events increasingly threaten communities across the state. Frontline communities – communities of color, renters, low-income communities, older adults, people with disabilities, Native communities, and others – have often been most impacted by these events and least aided by the recovery process. Philanthropy plays an important role in addressing unmet needs and supporting recovery coordination. However, much of the disaster funding continues to focus on the needs of immediate response and fades as the work of long-term recovery sets in. 

Enterprise Community Partners, alongside Northern California Grantmakers and other partners, is developing an online suite of tools to help the philanthropic community, community organizations, and the public sector better plan for, mitigate, and recover from future natural hazard events. In this 1.5-hour virtual workshop, funder attendees will discuss how philanthropy can better support equitable recovery and redevelopment for frontline communities, and dive into tools needed to support these investments.

Attendees have the opportunity to inform Enterprise’s tool development process by:

  1. Identifying challenges and barriers that the philanthropic community faces within the disaster continuum, specifically as they relate to mitigation, preparedness, and long-term recovery.
  2. Discussing opportunities and best practices to address these challenges, and how philanthropy can play a role in investing more strategically and equitably to support frontline communities throughout the disaster cycle.
  3. Distilling the information and technical assistance available to further leverage philanthropy in bridging these gaps.

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members and non-member funders only. 



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