Relief & Recovery

Day laborers and volunteers unload non-perishable foods from a truck during an emergency delivery by the Food Distribution Program in Oglala, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, March 22, 2019. On Pine Ridge, extreme weather and bad roads have set off a humanitarian disaster that seems unlikely to abate soon. (Kristina Barker/The New York Times)

We focus on meeting the immediate needs of communities in the aftermath of low-attention natural disasters. Working through capable partners, our grantmaking helps reduce suffering and the loss of lives and community assets. This funding is pre-positioned with organizations to enable swift responses to natural disasters both internationally and in the Midwest region of the United States.

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