Satellite image of smoke from the Kincade Fire on October 24. Source: NASA
More than a dozen wildfires have ignited throughout California, prompting Governor Newsom to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated, endured lengthy power outages, and dozens of families have lost their homes.
We recommend contributing to the following disaster relief funds:
As with most disaster relief funds, local community foundations work with local nonprofit organizations to determine the short- and long-term relief and recovery needs of the region, ensuring that all donations are effectively deployed. Donors may recommend a grant from their donor advised fund to these community foundations and designate the specific disaster relief fund.
Recovery from these fires will take years, and we know the local community foundations will give grants to nonprofits in support of the most vulnerable members of their communities, addressing disparities. We stand together with these sister foundations during this difficult time, and know that they are deeply committed to supporting those who need the resources the most.