In the aftermath of a disaster, immediate needs for victims can include shelter, food, cash and other basic needs. A community’s recovery is often more complex and depends on the scope of the disaster and an affected community’s specific context and needs. For these reasons, the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Recovery Fund supports both mid-term to long-term recovery efforts for those affected by California wildfires. Since the Wildfire Recovery Fund opened in 2003, we have granted more than $32 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of these devastating wildfires.
When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.