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Philanthropy and Fire: Where to Help

Friday, September 18, 2015

It’s official: 2015 is the worst recorded fire season in history. Wildfires are still raging across California’s drought-parched hills, with thousands displaced and hundreds facing catastrophic losses and the Herculean task of rebuilding.  

Those of us with Northern California connections are hearing personal stories of displacement, asthma induced by the smoke haze, and loss.  NCG has received inquiries from our member community about where to contribute.  

We’ve looked into ways to help. 

Below are resources to find donation centers, volunteer opportunities and information to recommend grant distribution for Donor Advised Funds.


We’re happy to share additional resources. Please email Emily Katz  at to let us know if there’s one you’d like to add. 

UPDATE: Read the latest from ABC News on Governor Jerry Brown's announcement.