Measuring The State of Disaster Philanthropy
Data to Drive Decisions
Disasters and humanitarian crises affected millions of people globally in 2016. Donors responded generously to these disasters: How were 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
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.
- Resilience, Risk Reduction, & Mitigation 9% of giving$11,965,95430 grants
- Preparedness 6% of giving$8,032,85729 grants
- Response & Relief 39% of giving$54,018,544376 grants
- Reconstruction & Recovery 19% of giving$26,935,54262 grants
- Multiple Strategies 10% of giving$14,304,69979 grants
- Unspecified 9% of giving$12,048,98588 grants
- Other 9% of giving$12,509,24240 grants
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.