Current Disaster Relief Efforts

Guatemalan Volcano Relief

On June 3, 2018, Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego erupted in what is already being called the deadliest volcanic incident in the nation’s history. Nearly 100 deaths have been reported already, with another 200 residents still missing. The explosion blasted a column ash nearly 10 miles high, while fast moving clouds of hot gas and volcanic […]

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Northern California Wildfire Relief

The 2017 wildfire season is one of the most devastating ever recorded, with dozens of lives lost and tens of thousands evacuated. As of October 10, more than 115,000 acres were ablaze in nearly a dozen separate fires in Northern California. Governor Jerry Brown has declared states of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, […]

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria obliterated the island’s power grid, leaving 3.4 million residents without power. Storm surges and flash flooding destroyed homes and other structures, killing dozens of residents and leaving many neighborhoods uninhabitable. Cell phone, landline and internet communication networks were almost entirely knocked out of  commission.  Experts estimate that some areas will be without electricity for up to six months. While rebuilding estimates are only beginning, it is clear that costs will be in the tens of billions, if not higher

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Southern California Wildfire Relief

Devastating wildfires are tearing through Southern California, destroying homes and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate. In Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, the Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 homes, businesses and other structures, including Vista del Mar Hospital, which was fully evacuated before it burned to the ground. As of January 2, the […]

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Wildfire Relief Fund

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. Since the Wildfire Relief Fund opened in 2003, we have raised $3.5 million altogether to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating wildfires in California. Grants from the Wildfire Relief […]

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