Non-profit

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Website:

disasterphilanthropy.org/

Location:

Washington, DC

Type:

Disaster relief group

Project of:

New Venture Fund

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is a group focused on disaster relief and assistance. [1] CDP is a project of the left-of-center funding and advocacy nonprofit New Venture Fund, which is managed by left-of-center consulting firm Arabella Advisors.

Background

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is an organization that helps donors make gifts to international disaster relief. [2] The Center for Disaster Philanthropy focuses on medium to long term recovery and focuses on how to increase the effectiveness of contributions given to disasters, provides advice from experts with knowledge of disaster philanthropy. [3] The organization is based in Washington, D.C. [4]

Covid-19 Response

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has dedicated a section on its website to coronavirus response. [5] They note that critical needs the coronavirus pandemic has created include PPE, respirators, and medical staffing; mental health; substance use; and intimate partner violence and child abuse as people are required to quarantine with their abusers. [6]

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is raising money on their website directly for the COVID-19 Response Fund. The organization also provides donation advice, including recommending that people donate to funds such as their fund, and then also recommends lists of others. [7] The organization also recommends that donors suggest giving to local NGOs that support in the areas of housing/homelessness, healthcare, nutrition/food support, mental health, domestic violence, and care for seniors. [8] The Center for Disaster philanthropy also recommends giving internationally, expanding existing giving, and funding land trusts. [9]

On May 17, 2020, The Ellen Show featured actor Kumail Nanjani doing a planking challenge which raised $10,000 for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. [10]

Parent Organizations

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a project of the New Venture Fund. [11] The New Venture Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that makes grants to various left-of-center organizations and funds numerous other left of center organizations. [12] The New Venture Fund is administered by Arabella Advisors, which has provided management and consulting services and has had an administrative services agreement with  the New Venture Fund. [13]

Grant Recipients[14]

  • Airlink
  • Build Change
  • Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group
  • Community Housing Improvement Program Inc.
  • Community Organized Relief Effort
  • Concern Worldwide, US, Inc
  • Free Indeed Community Works, CDC, Inc
  • Freemont Habitat for Humanity
  • Global Emergency Relief Recovery & Reconstruction
  • Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Health Alliance International
  • Houston Community Foodbank
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Legal Services of North Florida
  • Mental Health of Greater Houston, Inc.
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Ozark Foothills Regional Community
  • Partnership with Native Americans
  • Team Rubicon
  • The Fuller Center for Housing
  • United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County
  • Wharton Recover Team

References

  1. Rojc, Philip. “Big Builds: A Look Inside Arabella Advisors.” Inside Philanthropy, January 14, 2020. https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2019/1/14/big-builds-a-look-inside-arabella-advisors    ^
  2. Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/. ^
  3. Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/. ^
  4. “Center for Disaster Philanthropy – Form 990-PF for Period 2019.”, https://disasterphilanthropy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CDP-2019-Form-990-Public-Disclosure-.pdf ^
  5. COVID-19 Coronavirus. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/. ^
  6. COVID-19 Coronavirus. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/. ^
  7. COVID-19 Coronavirus. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/. ^
  8. COVID-19 Coronavirus. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/. ^
  9. COVID-19 Coronavirus. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/. ^
  10. Show, Ellen. “Kumail Nanjiani Planks While Singing ‘Eternal Flame’.” ellentube.com, May 18, 2020. https://www.ellentube.com/video/kumail-nanjiani-planks-while-singing-eternal-flame.html. ^
  11. Draper, Mary Jo. “Center for Disaster Philanthropy Launches Under Ottenhoff.” Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly, August 22, 2012. https://nonprofitquarterly.org/center-for-disaster-philanthropy-launches-under-ottenhoff/. ^
  12. “Project Directory.” New Venture Fund. Accessed May 14, 2020. http://www.newventurefund.org/project-directory/. ^
  13. Application for Recognition of Exemption (Form 1023). New Venture Fund. 2006. Available: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/03/New-Venture-Fund-1023-IRS-Exemption.pdf ^
  14. “Center for Disaster Philanthropy – Form 990-PF for Period 2019.”, https://disasterphilanthropy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CDP-2019-Form-990-Public-Disclosure-.pdf ^
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Center for Disaster Philanthropy


Washington, DC