August 13th, 2023

Resources as You Consider Your Philanthropic Response to the Hawai’i Wildfires Disaster


The Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.

The Kākoʻo Maui Fund, established by the Council for Native Hawai‘ian Advancement, the Alaka‘ina Foundation Family of Companies, and the Hawai‘ian native social activist group Kako‘o Hale­akala.


2023 North American Wildfires – Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Council on Foundations’ Disaster Grantmaking – Foundations can access our Disaster Grantmaking Resources to understand how to effectively respond to a disaster.

Relief Funds

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation- Maui Strong Fund

GlobalGiving – Hawaiʻi Wildfire Relief Fund


The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is the Council’s recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters.

FEMA is a critical federal partner of the Council that often relies on community foundations and place-based funders before, during, and after a disaster hits. Visit FEMA’S Hawaiʻi Wildfires page for additional news and information.


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