January 14th, 2020

Disaster Philanthropy Resources for Responding to Needs in Australia and Puerto Rico

Often, donors ask us how can they provide support during times of crisis or natural disasters such as currently in Australia and Puerto Rico. Donor advised funds are especially interested in sending financial resources.

With the help of Center for Disaster Philanthropy, you can follow these instances and more, like the flooding in Indonesia and Mozambique as well as the typhoon in the Philippines.


Australian Community Philanthropy, the network for community foundations, has informed the Council on Foundations that thirteen (13) Australian CFs have been directly or indirectly impacted by the fires.  New Zealand reports heavy smoke from the fires, which has impacted breathing and health safety risks.

How to direct support to Australia

GlobalGiving’s Australian Wildfire Relief Fund is a U.S. intermediary that can help you channel donor advised funds or organizational donations to support Australia.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy has a website dedicated to the fires and how to help.


Fundación Communitaria de Puerto Rico CEO, Dr. Nelson Colón reported thousands are in shelters, significant damage was done to infrastructure and cultural sites, and thousand sleep in shelters or outdoors for fear of additional tremors, with the latest this Saturday a 5.9 magnitude.

How to direct support to Puerto Rico

Community Foundation of Puerto Rico’s Recovery Fund

Hispanics in Philanthropy’s Support Puerto Rico