The California Community Foundation’s wildfire recovery fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. Since 2003, the fund has granted more than $32 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires.

Grants from the Wildfire Recovery Fund have supported those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings and/or employment, or suffered physical or mental health problems; helped to rebuild homes; provided case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services and financial assistance; upgraded 2-1-1 phone and information system; assisted California wildfire victims with follow-up medical care and supplies; provided in-home care providers, domestic workers, and day laborers with financial assistance, health and safety education; provided financial disaster aid, information on farmworker labor laws, immigration services, and immigrant rights support to low-wage immigrant or mixed status families; and provided firefighters with updated safety equipment.

Learn more about our grantmaking efforts in 2020 and 2021 in the #LATogether blog posts below:

2022 Wildfire Season

CCF will continue to monitor wildfires as they arise and as more information becomes available to determine the immediate needs of those affected as well as the long-term recovery efforts.

For more information, contact us at disaster@calfund.org or call 213-413-4130.

See the complete list of CCF’s Wildfire Recovery Fund Grantees in 2020 here, and in 2021 here.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Wildfire Recovery Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.

Monterey Park Community Healing Fund

The tragic events on January 21, 2023, that led to the deaths of 11 people, impacted the Monterey Park community at large.  Recognizing the need to facilitate healing of the community, the City of Monterey Park has partnered with the California Community Foundation to establish the Monterey Park Community Healing Fund, with a clear purpose:  To support Monterey Park and its neighbors through aid to community members affected by this tragedy as well as support for programs, initiatives and organizations designed to help Monterey Park heal and rebuild.

Community Resources

Please visit the link below for additional community and victim resources, helplines, and mental health services.
https://www.montereypark.ca.gov/healmpk

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is earmarked for the Monterey Park Community Healing Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.

The powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake on August 14 injured and displaced thousands of people and, as of August 23, took the lives of over 2,200 residents in the Caribbean nation. Rescuers continue to look for survivors among the rubble of crumbled homes and buildings. The devastation is compounded by oppressive heat, overcrowded hospitals and widening concerns about Tropical Storm Grace, which is expected to bring heavy rain, flooding and landslides, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Haiti, considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, suffered from a 2010 earthquake that claimed the lives of 300,000 people and continues to face challenges exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, economic underdevelopment and political instability.

The recovery process will be long and difficult. The organizations below provide immediate and long-term relief to affected residents. This list will be updated as more information and resources are available.

  • Direct Relief International provides emergency assistance after natural disasters around the globe. In Haiti, Direct Relief is working with a larger coalition of responders, and has begun shipping and equipping prescription drugs, IV solutions, medical backpacks, emergency health kits, and wound care items to responding hospitals in Haiti. Donations restricted to supporting Direct Relief’s response in Haiti can be made at this link.
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) is organizing relief efforts internationally to support emergency relief efforts to the Haitian earthquake. Working with partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the IFRC is supporting the Haitian Red Cross in securing food, supplies and physicians for affected regions. Donations restricted to supporting the international relief effort in Haiti can be made here.
  • Team Rubicon leads US military veterans in disaster relief and recovery efforts across the United States and around the globe. They have already deployed teams on the ground for search and rescue in Haiti. More information can be found in this update from the field. Donations to support their Haiti work can be made here.
  • UNICEF is on the ground in the aftermath of a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, where children were already suffering amidst surging COVID-19 cases, severe acute malnutrition and gang violence. Support for UNICEF’s response efforts can be made here.
  • World Central Kitchen focuses on emergency food relief following disasters. They have already deployed staff, containers and food preparation equipment to Haiti where they’ve begun sourcing local food to prepare nourishing meals for impacted Haitians. Donations to support WCK’s work in Haiti and in other areas of critical need can be made here.

When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.