CDP's California Wildfires Recovery Fund
Since 2017, California has experienced record-breaking wildfires and fire seasons.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s California Wildfires Recovery Fund supports communities across the state as they work to rebuild and recover from wildfires.
Since its inception, CDP has awarded grants to nonprofits and community groups in northern and southern California to help families and entire communities recover through targeted grantmaking that prioritizes medium- to long-term recovery, especially among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequities.
CDP recognizes that the disaster cycle does not end after a fire is extinguished. As the severity of the fires expands, grantmakers and donors must intensify their support before and after wildfires to better position communities to prepare, mitigate, respond and recover.
To effectively address the growing wildfire threat in California, CDP’s experts work directly with local nonprofits to identify specific needs and gaps in funding. CDP consults with many of its in-state partners, such as the governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES) and other agencies, to assess the long-term needs of affected communities and build collaborative partnerships.
With an intersectional racial equity lens and an emphasis on medium- and long-term recovery, CDP works to identify the best way to direct financial support where it is needed most.
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