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Center for Disaster Philanthropy

October 2012–Present

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The Purpose

In the wake of disasters at a scale never before seen, donor generosity is reaching record amounts — but giving is often based on emotion, impulse, and limited information. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a nationwide resource for the philanthropic community that provides strategies, education, and funding opportunities that are timely, relevant, and thoughtful to increase donor impact throughout the lifecycle of domestic and global disasters.

Strengthening the Impact

The Patterson Foundation strengthens the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s efforts to be a resource to the philanthropic community by connecting the organization with others and providing capacity-building support that enhances the organization’s ability to provide timely and relevant advice from experts with deep knowledge of disaster philanthropy.

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Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?

Interest in working with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy grew out of The Patterson Foundation's observation that when disasters occur, donors and funders often make emotional decisions rather than decisions based on the best information available. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy helps donors make more thoughtful disaster-related giving decisions and maximize the impact of their gifts.

The Patterson Foundation supports the efforts of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy as it strengthens how people, organizations, and communities come together to be generous following disasters.

Who can I contact about the Center for Disaster Philanthropy initiative?

For more information, contact initiative consultant Michael Corley: mcorley@thepattersonfoundation.org.
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