Non-profit

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Website:

disasterphilanthropy.org/

Location:

Washington, DC

Tax ID:

45-5257937

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $55,203,433
Expenses: $32,859,427
Assets: $37,440,525

Type:

Disaster relief group

Stauts:

Former project of New Venture Fund; independent non-profit organization (as of 2012)

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is a group focused on disaster relief and assistance. 1 CDP is a former project of the left-of-center funding and advocacy nonprofit New Venture Fund, which is managed by left-of-center consulting firm Arabella Advisors. In 2012, it became a separate and independent nonprofit organization. 2

Background

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is an organization that helps donors make gifts to international disaster relief. 3 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. 4 The organization is based in Washington, D.C. 5

Covid-19 Response

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has dedicated a section on its website to coronavirus response. 6 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. 7

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. 8 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. 9 The Center for Disaster philanthropy also recommends giving internationally, expanding existing giving, and funding land trusts. 10

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. 11

Former New Venture Fund Project

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy was formerly a project of the New Venture Fund, 12 a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides grants and funds to various left-of-center organizations. 13 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. 14 In 2012, the CDP became an independent nonprofit organization. 15

Grant Recipients16

  • 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.” Charity Navigator, Accessed March 14, 2023. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/455257937
  3. Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/.
  4. Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/.
  5. “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
  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. COVID-19 Coronavirus. Accessed May 20, 2020. https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/.
  11. 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.
  12. 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/.
  13. “Project Directory.” New Venture Fund. Accessed May 14, 2020. http://www.newventurefund.org/project-directory/.
  14. 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
  15. “Center for Disaster Philanthropy.” Charity Navigator, Accessed March 14, 2023. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/455257937
  16. “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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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: September 1, 2012

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Dec Form 990 $55,203,433 $32,859,427 $37,440,525 $456,497 N $54,795,043 $306,365 $108,178 $663,971
    2019 Dec Form 990 $14,161,420 $13,577,902 $16,353,233 $1,720,154 N $13,747,286 $353,880 $60,254 $615,503 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $7,731,742 $17,425,583 $15,308,430 $1,258,869 N $7,058,152 $567,355 $106,235 $804,186 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $21,531,080 $2,622,541 $24,011,479 $268,077 N $21,254,221 $250,773 $26,086 $581,525 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $4,398,416 $2,616,282 $5,091,969 $257,106 N $4,219,632 $173,583 $5,201 $530,700
    2015 Dec Form 990 $3,037,854 $2,808,495 $3,149,913 $97,184 N $2,937,070 $95,697 $5,087 $507,516 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $3,439,476 $1,421,724 $2,956,840 $133,471 N $3,352,301 $84,440 $2,435 $424,781 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $1,743,119 $1,139,413 $864,264 $260,558 N $1,501,008 $239,691 $1,272 $0 PDF

    Center for Disaster Philanthropy

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    Washington, DC 20005