Our partners in Philanthropy California who cover the fire-impacted areas – San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers – are in close contact with local funders and others working in those communities to understand emerging needs and funding opportunities.
Our heartfelt thoughts go out to our members, partners, friends, and everyone affected. We will keep this page updated with information that could be helpful in responding appropriately to these disasters.
How to Help
San Diego County
During this time of crisis, if you are experiencing immediate needs, we urge you to reach out to the American Red Cross of San Diego County and 2-1-1 San Diego. We stand united with our friends and neighbors throughout San Diego County.
- The San Diego Foundation is accepting donations to the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund to help support survivors and recovery efforts of the Lilac fire.
- United Way of San Diego County is working with the United Way Network and community partners to create short-term and long-term assistance for families.
- San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is helping residents get transported to a Community Recovery Team Site.
- Ventura County Community Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Fund to support the immediate and mid- to long-term needs of those impacted by the fire.
- United Way of Ventura County has set up the Thomas Fire Fund and has formed a strategic partnership with the American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services.
- Ready Ventura County has relevant funder information.
Los Angeles County
- The Red Cross of Los Angeles County provides shelter locations, evacuation updates and safety information to those threatened by the fires.
- The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation has a fund to support the First Responders.
- The California Community Foundation's (CCF) Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.
- View resources from CCF about the current fires in Southern California.
- Check information from the local authorities in Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles.
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Southern California Wildfire Fund to support victims of the fires in Los Angeles County.
- Emergency Network Los Angeles is taking donations for the Creek and Skirball fires.
Santa Barbara County
- Santa Barbara County has set up an emergency response page.