Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund
Photo: Citizens' Disaster Response Center Fdn.
Photo: Citizens' Disaster Response Center Fdn.

Thank you for your support of GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund. Over the past nine months, your donation enabled our vetted nonprofit partners across the Philippines to meet the evolving needs of their community members. 

We recently made our final round of flexible grants to trusted organizations that continue to serve communities affected by the typhoon. The fund has powered 19 grants to high-impact and community-led nonprofit organizations at the forefront of the recovery.

Here is a snapshot of some of the critical work you’ve supported. You can find a full list of nonprofit partners that received a grant from the Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund at the end of this report.

  • Las Piñas Persons with Disability Federation advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines and has more than 10,000 members across the country. Through its network, the organization is providing assistive devices to people with disabilities in more than six storm-affected regions. Many of these communities lost their assistive devices during the typhoon.
  • Citizens’ Disaster Response Center Foundation supports the most disaster-affected and underserved communities in the Philippines through preparedness, mitigation, emergency relief, and long-term recovery programs. It is serving 250 fishing families in the most impacted areas by replacing lost fishing equipment, providing training on responsible fishing methods, and offering workshops and public awareness campaigns to help reduce marine garbage.

  • The Bicycle Scouts Project is a Filipino-led social platform for cyclists that is collecting feedback from storm survivors to improve typhoon preparedness. It has also partnered with United Nations agencies and other nonprofit organizations to organize workshops that deepen knowledge of resilience and the climate crisis among its community and team members in disaster-affected areas.
  • WONDER Foundation is providing scholarships to students from families that were directly impacted by the typhoon. Many of those families lost income after the storm and were unable to pay their children’s school fees.
  • Tribes and Natures Defenders is providing funding and technical support to tribal communities to recover their farmlands and mitigate the impacts of future disasters. Planting coffee trees that are more resilient to typhoons is one technique they’re using. 
  • Planet Water Foundation is deploying several of its AquaTower water filtration solutions in storm-affected communities. Each tower can produce 1,000 liters of safe drinking water per hour.
  • OISCA International continues to assist more than 40 silk farmers on the island of Negros who rely on their farms for income. One is Pedro Benigay, a silk farmer with a family of five. He received construction materials to rebuild a silkworm-rearing house the typhoon destroyed.

“Our farmers, particularly those who are in upland areas, are mostly living off the grid. We often hear from them how grateful they are that they received more assistance from us… With [Pedro’s] newly constructed rearing house, he already produced cocoons.” 

 OISCA International 

Your support of the Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund is advancing community-led recovery. It means survivors like Pedro received critical resources to help their community rebuild after the typhoon.

This fund is no longer accepting donations, and this will be the last fund report of this kind from our team. We hope you’ll stay in touch! You can stay connected with our work through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our Learn Library, where we regularly share stories about the incredible impact of our powerful nonprofit community. If you haven’t already, subscribe to get periodic email updates from our team here

With gratitude,

Kyra + the GlobalGiving Team


Nonprofit Partners Receiving Grants:

Centre for Disaster Preparedness 

Green Releaf Initiative  

The Bicycle Scouts Project 

WONDER Foundation 

Tribes and Natures Defenders

Las Piñas Persons with Disability Federation

Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation

Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits

Citizens’ Disaster Response Center Foundation

FundLife International 

OISCA International

Planet Water Foundation 

Kito Onlus 

American Chamber Foundation Philippines

Asia America Initiative

Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya


Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation

Global Peace Festival Foundation Philippines

Photo: OISCA International
Photo: OISCA International
Photo: Planet Water Foundation
Photo: Planet Water Foundation
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Photo: Asia America Initiative
Photo: Asia America Initiative

Thank you for your generous donation to GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund. Since launching our response to the typhoon in mid-December, we have raised nearly $500,000 to support our strong network of vetted nonprofit partners in the Philippines. 

To date, we have made $125,000 in emergency grants to 13 partners—the majority registered and based in the Philippines. We made $50,000 of those flexible emergency grants to five trusted partners in the first two weeks alone!

Here is a short description of the work you’ve supported so far through your generosity: 

  • Centre for Disaster Preparedness Foundation has worked with communities and underserved groups for almost two decades to create plans, programs, and policies in response to the climate crisis. The organization is working across communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao that are less likely to receive support from other first responders and relevant agencies. It is providing mental health and counseling support, food and water, and temporary shelter to impacted communities.
  • Las Piñas Persons with Disability Federation, founded in 2009, advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines. It has more than 10,000 members across the country. In response to the typhoon, it is providing direct financial assistance and technical support through its local networks across southern Visayas.
  • Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), organized in 1984, serves the most disaster-affected and underserved communities in the Philippines through preparedness, mitigation, and emergency relief and long-term recovery programs. Through its extensive network, CDRC has provided emergency relief supplies (food packs, hygiene kits, and shelter kits) to communities in Cebu, Surigao City, Bacolod, Palawan, and Southern Leyte.

  • Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), established as a network of rural and national organizations in 1984, is providing emergency relief in the form of food packs, medicine, and temporary shelter to impacted communities on Bohol Island.

  • Asia America Initiative, a vetted GlobalGiving partner for 10 years, is working in hard-hit, isolated communities of northern Mindanao, southern Visayas, and Cebu. The organization has reached thousands of impacted families with basic necessities like water, food, and hygiene kits.

  • OISCA International has worked on Negros Island in the silk/sericulture production industry for two decades. The typhoon damaged all of the organization’s production machinery, its training facilities, and almost 80% of local farmers’ silkworm-rearing facilities. The organization is now repairing the damaged production facilities and is directly supporting local silk farmers who lost their livelihoods.

  • The Bicycle Scouts Project, a Filipino-led social platform for cyclists created after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, has mobilized its members to serve as frontline responders. They are delivering critical supplies, medical aid, and information in hard-to-reach communities impacted by the storm.

  • FundLife International is providing in-kind support to communities across Cebu. It has distributed clean drinking water, solar lights, and emergency food kits.

  • WONDER Foundation’s partner, Banilad Center for Professional Development in Cebu City, lost part of its school in the storm. Many of its students were also left homeless. WONDER Foundation immediately began raising funds and coordinating support to rebuild the school and get emergency supplies to impacted students.

  • Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation is providing emergency aid supplies to more than 3,000 families in Surigao, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, and Palawan.

  • Green Releaf Initiative is partnering with six local organizations based in several highly impacted areas, including Siargao, Bohol, Cebu, Negros, and Southern Leyte. Through its network of partners, the organization is supporting the rapid upscaling of emergency community kitchens. The organization is also working with local partners to create emergency gardens.

  • Global Peace Festival Foundation Philippines is serving 150 impacted families on Siargao Island, one of the places devastated by the storm. It is providing food, medicine, water purifiers, solar lights, and more.

  • A-PAD KOREA (Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management) is a trans-national disaster aid alliance that works to facilitate cooperation and understanding between governments, private companies, and nonprofits in the Asia-Pacific region. Through its network, the organization is distributing food packs, hygiene kits, and temporary housing in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The need remains enormous for impacted communities across the Philippines. In the months ahead, we will share another update as our partners’ incredible work continues. We are committed to providing ongoing support to those most affected by the typhoon—long after the media coverage ends. And you are helping us do that.

Thank you again for supporting community-led disaster recovery.

With gratitude, 

Chase + the GlobalGiving Team

Photo: FundLife International
Photo: FundLife International
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information


Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GlobalGiving

About GlobalGiving’s 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.

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.

Learn more

Questions about this project? Contact us

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by GlobalGiving that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.