Current Disaster Relief Efforts

Northern California Wildfire Relief

Northern California has experienced a series of devastating wildfires in 2018, burning close to 1.5 million acres and threatening communities from Madera County to the Oregon border. Combined, these fires covered an area larger than the state of Delaware. In Butte County, the Camp Fire is now the most destructive fire in California history. It […]

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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, the 2018 wildfire season has disrupted communities throughout Southern California. In Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the Hill and Woolsey fires set more than 102,000 acres ablaze, killing three, destroying 1,500 structures and forcing close to 300,000 from their homes as mandatory evacuations were declared from Mailbu to […]

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Tropical Cyclone Idai Relief

On March 15, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged, hundreds of thousands of residents are without power and local officials estimate the death toll at more than 1,000 people. Storm surges caused by the cyclone led to catastrophic flooding in four countries, with […]

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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 granted more than $11 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires. Grants from the Wildfire Relief […]

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