Center for Disaster Philanthropy Awards Grants Totaling $5.8 Million

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Awards Grants Totaling $5.8 Million

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has announced grants totaling $5.87 million in support of long-term recovery efforts in communities affected by the California wildfires and hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018 and Harvey in 2017.

The grants include $1.5 million awarded through the 2018 CDP California Wildfires Recovery Fund to seven nonprofits working in areas devastated by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires. Recipients include the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), for reconstruction of affordable multi-family housing in Paradise; the Butte County Office of Education's Response and Recovery Project, to expand mental health outreach, assistance, and services for school-aged children and their families; and the North Valley Community Foundation's Workforce Housing Project, a partnership to provide stable temporary housing for residents displaced by the Camp Fire.

Through its 2018 CDP Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund, the center awarded grants totaling $777,000 to five nonprofits in Florida and grants totaling $900,000 to five nonprofits in North Carolina. Recipients include the Mennonite Disaster Service, which will provide materials for the repair or construction of homes for families in rural Jackson and Calhoun counties; CORE (Community Organized Response, Resilience, Recovery Effort), in support of its North Carolina Housing Rehabilitation and Resiliency Program in Robeson County, which assists the Lumbee Native American community with housing repairs and capacity building; and Disabilities Rights North Carolina, to improve disaster services and assistance, advocacy, and inclusive emergency management planning for people with disabilities.

And in the fourth round of grants awarded through the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, five nonprofits will receive a total of $2.66 million. Recipients include Free Indeed – Community Works CDC, in support of efforts to provide a holistic, wraparound program that engages at-risk youth and their families in northeast Houston in recovery efforts and preparedness; and the Wharton County Recovery Team, which will build and repair homes in areas at risk of future flooding.

For a complete list of grantees, see the Center for Disaster Philanthropy website.