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In 2012 and 2013, Philanthropy New York worked intensively with funders and other Regional Associations throughout the affected area to coordinate and track philanthropic responses to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. This page is where we posted all the information we were able to collect about our activities and those of others involved in the philanthropic response to Sandy. While we continue to respond to member interest in Sandy-related organizing, our work in this area is mostly complete.
Philanthropy New York compiled information about organizations that established designated funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery and rebuilding.
Altman Foundation Program Officer Rachael Pine served as moderator for our recent program on the impact of disasters, like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, on vulnerable populations.
In advance of our Annual Meeting, we’re pleased to have Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director of The Staten Island Foundation, update us on the relief efforts on Staten Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and what her foundation and other organizations are doing to help with that community’s recovery.
Abigail Westbrook, Special Assistant to the Founder and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, shares the details of Atlantic’s recent support for the North Star Fund and the Alliance For A Just Rebuilding’s ongoing relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers President Nina Stack talks about the role funders can play in providing long-term relief after Hurricane Sandy and addressing the many issues that will remain after first responders leave our region.
At the end of May, the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers held a bus tour that visited storm-affected communities in Northern New Jersey — an opportunity for funders from around the region to learn more from experts involved in the recovery and rebuilding efforts throughout the state.
Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin appears on Andrea Mitchell Reports to talk about the most crucial infrastructure changes New York should act upon in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The Mertz Gilmore Foundation is providing $200,000 to help modern dance groups that suffered losses and damages due to Hurricane Sandy.
The grant from the American Red Cross will be distributed through the foundation's Hurricane Sandy Nonprofit Recovery Fund and help support community-based organizations providing home repairs for seniors, mental health services and coordination of on-the-ground volunteers in the hardest-hit areas of Staten Island.
Created with a lead gift from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and hosted by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the fund is a collaborative effort of local and national foundations, New Jersey-based corporations and individuals committed to supporting local nonprofits working in communities affected by Superstorm Sandy.
A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research examining resilience following Superstorm Sandy (and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) also found that about 1 in 4 Americans believe they live in an area extremely at risk in the next five years of being hit with a disaster.