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Resources from Fires: Post-Program and Community Support

Publication date: 
10/2017
On October 17th, we were joined by over 150 participants on our funder call with leaders of local community foundations and disaster experts located in the areas most affected by recent Northern California wildfires. We heard a firsthand report of the situation, and learned what funders, nonprofits, and government are doing to assist at this stage of the emergency.
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Resources from Wisdom from the Front Lines: Lessons for Disaster Planning

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10/2017
In this October 26th program, two disaster-tested philanthropic leaders shared lessons about disaster planning for funding organizations, drawing on their experiences with disasters in the Monterey area in recent years, the devastating Cedar Rapids flood in 2008, and disasters in Louisiana.
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Resources from After Hurricane Harvey and Irma: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees

Publication date: 
09/2017
In this webinar co-sponsored with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, members learned about unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient, and explored both their immediate and long-term needs. We discussed ways that philanthropy can most effectively support recovery and rebuilding efforts in diverse affected regions in the months and years that lie ahead.
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Resources from Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Resilient Cities

Publication date: 
06/2017
At NCG’s May 31 event, Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Cities , the Chief Resilience Officers of Oakland and San Francisco each shared their city’s resilience strategy and ways for philanthropy to support resilience. The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, also offered her perspective on resilience and current efforts in Oakland. The Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge shared details of this new effort to catalyze innovative, collaborative planning to build resilience in advance of disaster. Although the Berkeley Chief Resilience Officer was...
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Resources from 25 Years After Loma Prieta and Days After Napa

Publication date: 
11/2014
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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California Winter Storms

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01/12/2023
California is experiencing a series of repeated atmospheric river events that are leading to flooding, power outages, and mudslides across much of the state. Unfortunately, we know that these storms are only the latest in a chain of climate change-...
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Show Up for Humboldt County's Earthquake Response

Damage to Fernbridge on State Route 211 near Fernbridge Drive in Loleta, Calif., following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rattled the North Coast in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2022. (KAEF)
Release Date: 
12/23/2022
On December 20, 2022 a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit rural Humboldt County in the early morning, followed by over 60 substantial aftershocks. The small towns and Tribal communities hit the worst have left community members without housing, power, and...
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Why We Can't Build a Fire-Resilient Future without Worker Justice

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12/15/2022
Navigating the threat of wildfire is an ongoing reality of life in Sonoma County . From 2017 to 2020, fires burned more than 300,000 acres across the county, resulting in devastating losses to ecosystems, homes, communities, and human lives. Recent...

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