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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 often overlooked and underfunded.

The Disaster Recovery Network at 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. 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

March 25, 2020
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How to Help — Or Get Help — in the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Mahita Gajanan
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
September 8, 2017
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Why We Need A Different Approach To Hurricanes Harvey And Irma
By Marlena Hartz
August 31, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey: where you can donate to help with disaster relief and recovery
By Dylan Scott
October 16, 2016
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Haitian-Americans look to community groups for hurricane relief
By Darran Simon

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.

Donna Callejon
Donna Callejon
Director of Disaster Recovery Network and Chief Business Partnerships Officer
Focus Areas:
Strategy and leadership
Contact Donna
Sandrina da Cruz
Sandrina da Cruz
Crisis Response Specialist
Focus Areas:
Disaster recovery partnerships, humanitarian response, capacity-strengthening
Contact Sandrina
Andrea Osorio
Andrea Osorio
Disaster Recovery Network Fellow
Focus Areas:
Community engagement and displacement crises
Contact Andrea
Chase Williams
Chase Williams
Program Officer, Disaster Recovery Network
Focus Areas:
Grants management, community engagement
Contact Chase
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