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Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving

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

The Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we have pioneered a model of effective, community-led relief and recovery through locally focused grants, advocacy, and training programs.

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Communities around the world need your help. See where we’re responding now.

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. The Disaster Recovery Network at 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 more than 170 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

September 27, 2017
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How to Decide Where to Donate Your Money After Disasters
By Niraj Chokshi
September 8, 2017
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Local Aid Groups Are Key To Disaster Relief. So Why Are They Overlooked?
By Malaka Gharib
October 16, 2016
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Haitian-Americans look to community groups for hurricane relief
By Darran Simon
September 8, 2017
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Why We Need A Different Approach To Hurricanes Harvey And Irma
By Marlena Hartz
September 8, 2017
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How to Help Hurricane Irma Victims
By Jacey Fortin
August 31, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey: where you can donate to help with disaster relief and recovery
By Dylan Scott

Together, we’re making a big impact.

$67M

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

40X

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

170+

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.

Britt Lake
Britt Lake
Disaster Recovery Network Director + Chief Program Officer
Focus Areas:
Community-led disaster response strategies, grants management
Contact Britt
Sandrina da Cruz
Sandrina da Cruz
Crisis Response Specialist
Focus Areas:
Disaster recovery partnerships, humanitarian response, capacity-strengthening
Contact Sandrina
Chase Williams
Chase Williams
Associate, Vetting and Grants
Focus Areas:
Grants management, community engagement
Contact Chase
Alison Carlman
Alison Carlman
Director, Impact + Communications
Focus Areas:
Media inquiries
Contact Alison

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