Current Disaster Relief Efforts

Indonesian Earthquake Relief

On August 5, 2018, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, killing more than 430 and forcing 390,000 people from their homes. Initial estimates place the damages at close to $350 million, a figure that could rise considerably once officials are able to make a more detailed assessment. Blocked roads and a […]

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Northern California Wildfire Relief

A series of devastating wildfires has spread across Northern California, leaving more than 775,000 acres ablaze and threatening communities from Madera County to the Oregon border. Combined, these fires are larger than the total area of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia. In Mendocino and Lake Counties, two fires have devastated huge areas […]

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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

Amid dry conditions and record high temperatures, wildfires are devastating and disrupting communities throughout Southern California. In Orange and Riverside Counties, the fast-moving Holy Fire has charred nearly 23,000 acres through the Cleveland National Forest near Trabuco Canyon. Two evacuation centers are open at Temescal Canyon High School in Riverside and San Juan Hills High […]

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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 $5 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires. Grants from the Wildfire Relief Fund have […]

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