Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded.

GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

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Communities around the world need your help.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

Help Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines by Mercy Corps
Help Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines by Mercy Corps

Thousands of local organizations in 175+ countries are the backbone of our network.

We’re also powered by thousands of awesome donors and companies. Together, we’re determined to change the way disaster recovery is done around the world.

In the Media

May 19, 2023
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How to Help Cyclone Mocha Victims
By CNN Impact Your World
February 26, 2023
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How to Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria
By Ben Shpigel
February 6, 2023
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Earthquakes Struck the Heart of the World's Largest Refugee Population. Here's How to Help
By Solcyre Burga
October 13, 2022
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How to Donate to Ukraine Relief Efforts
By Kelly Anne Smith
September 28, 2022
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Hurricane Ian Has Hit Cuba & Florida. Here's How To Donate To Those In Need
By Emma Carey
February 26, 2022
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How to Help Ukraine: 11 Verified Charities Working to Help Ukrainians Amid Invasion
By Joyann Jeffrey

Together, we’re making a big impact.


Amount raised to-date on GlobalGiving for locally led disaster relief and recovery


Increase in support for locally led disaster recovery projects over the last decade


Countries represented in our network of 4,500+ vetted nonprofits
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GlobalGiving has been so remarkable. It’s truly so great, and I really couldn’t say thank you enough.
Renee Cavazos, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
A GlobalGiving nonprofit partner

We have decades of experience dealing with disasters.

Responding quickly and effectively to disasters requires every member of our staff at GlobalGiving. Get to know the people who lead our tenacious team.

Yuliya Brodska
Yuliya Brodska
Partnership and Grants Consultant
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Allison Conroe
Allison Conroe
Associate, Disaster Response
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Sandrina da Cruz
Sandrina da Cruz
Director of Disaster Response
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Amelia Hoover
Amelia Hoover
Program Manager, Disaster Response
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Victoria Méndez
Victoria Méndez
Senior Associate, Disaster Response
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Sarah Rahman
Sarah Rahman
Program Manager, Disaster Response
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Chase Williams
Chase Williams
Senior Program Manager, Disaster Response
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Kyra Zimmerman
Kyra Zimmerman
Senior Associate, Disaster Response
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