Report on Disaster Philanthropy

New Report and Tools Paint Picture of Disaster Philanthropy Landscape

According to the 2015 report, 42 percent of private disaster philanthropy from foundations went to immediate response and relief. Grants for reconstruction and recovery totaled 19 percent. Foundation grants for preparedness, meanwhile, composed just 4 percent.

Online donation platform Network for Good reported it collected $27.5 million in individual donations for disasters in 2013, while GlobalGiving took in $3.6 million. Private giving for disasters was dwarfed by support from government agencies, according to the report. For example, in 2013, FEMA disbursed more than $11 billion in grants and other types of assistance. In total, the report found $27.6 billion in 2013 for disasters and humanitarian crises.

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