Measuring The State of Disaster Philanthropy
Data to Drive Decisions
In 2015, more than 200 million people worldwide were affected by hundreds of disasters - from natural disasters and man-made accidents to humanitarian crises. Donors respond generously to these disasters: How are their dollars allocated?
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is proud to partner with Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, to present this interactive dashboard, which provides an analysis of disaster-related funding by foundations, governments, corporations, and individuals. The data presented here illuminate funding trends, expose imbalances in where and when contributions are made, and can help donors make more strategic decisions about their investments in the full life cycle of disasters, including preparedness and recovery efforts.Explore the Data Download the Report
Every dollar you spend upfront in some type of resilience initiative can be helpful to prevent the same recurring events that happen if all you do is respond after disasters.
- Resilience, Risk Reduction, & Mitigation 17% of giving$27,631,54339 grants
- Preparedness 6% of giving$9,435,16855 grants
- Response & Relief 34% of giving$53,617,635331 grants
- Reconstruction & Recovery 5% of giving$7,190,77561 grants
- Multiple Strategies 13% of giving$20,926,91879 grants
- Unspecified 12% of giving$19,737,789136 grants
- Other 12% of giving$19,579,33539 grants
Over a third of private giving is done in less than the first four weeks of a sudden disaster...and two-thirds within two months. This giving stops almost completely after five or six months.