Give quickly and confidently when disaster strikes
Disaster Response Funds enable donors to give quickly and confidently when disaster strikes. We pool donor contributions and distribute them to trusted, effective nonprofits based in the communities affected by each disaster.
In addition to funding immediate relief, Disaster Response Funds can also support disaster prevention programs and longer-term recovery initiatives. To discuss a disaster grant or giving campaign, contact our international grantmaking team.
HOW IT WORKS
Give2Asia has responded to over 40 disaster events since 2001 across Asia-Pacific. Our approach offers a way for donors to have greater impact by funding a multi-tiered disaster strategy that prioritizes local solutions and long-term impact through preparedness, relief, and long-term recovery:
- Preparedness: The best way to minimize destruction following a disaster is to implement activities and systems that prepare communities to respond effectively during a disaster event. Give2Asia has been implementing the NGO Disaster Preparedness Program since 2014 to build disaster resilient communities across Asia. Visit our DisasterLink Community of Practice site to learn more.
- Relief: When a disaster does hit, Give2Asia is on the ground gathering information and assessing needs within the first 24 hours. Our in-country field staff and vetted non-profits in every country we work provides a ready network for companies to make local impact in the immediate aftermath of a disaster
- Long-term Recovery: It takes months, sometimes years, for communities to recover from a disaster. Long after the headlines fade, Give2Asia is there to support long-term recovery needs after relief funding dries up.
In 2021, Give2Asia published Trends in Disaster Philanthropy to the Asia-Pacific, a report examining 15 years of disaster giving to the Asia-Pacific: