CDP Global Recovery Fund

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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy regularly monitors the evolution and status of international disasters and emergencies such as the flooding in Pakistan, humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the far-reaching Venezuelan refugee crisis, the wildfires in Turkey and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The CDP Global Recovery Fund provides donors with an efficient, flexible solution to expedite a gift to support recovery efforts for people affected by sudden and slow on-set disasters or protracted humanitarian emergencies worldwide.

(Photo: Children are seen in front of makeshift tents at Darwan refugee camp in Amran north of Sana’a, Yemen. by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency; CC BY-SA 2.0)

This fund supports disasters such as:

Basic needs

Disaster and conflict-affected people need to have their basic needs met. This includes access to shelter, food, water and basic services.

Public health

With a disaster or ongoing conflict, gains made in public health – immunization rates, treatment of infectious diseases public sanitation and hygiene and the like – can be quickly wiped out. Health systems are often adversely affected, limiting access to basic health services and increasing the risk of disease outbreaks.


Ensuring the safety and protection of affected people and access to their basic rights is always a priority during and after a disaster.

Mental health

Ongoing conflict and other traumatic disaster events can cause post-traumatic stress among survivors, requiring psychological first aid and psychosocial support programs.

Women and children

Women, girls and children often face increased risks of gender-based exclusion, marginalization and exploitation during disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies.

With support from our Global Recovery Fund, our grantee partners are helping affected communities rebuild stronger than before crisis struck.

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Thank you to the following donors for their generous support of the CDP Global Recovery Fund.

The Patterson Foundation
AIG Foundation
Wood Next Fund
Crown Family Philanthropies
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  • Alger Candlelight Giving Program
  • Amgen Foundation
  • Bingo Blitz
  • Stephen & Tressa Buente Charitable Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • Florida Blue Foundation
  • Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Blanche F. Ittleson Foundation
  • James R. Meadows Jr. Foundation
  • National Philanthropic Trust
  • The Peterson Family Fund
  • Raymond James Charitable
  • Louis Roussel III
  • Gary Schwager
  • Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Foundation
  • Superba
  • T. Rowe Price Foundation Inc.
  • Susan Templeton

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Your support has a direct and significant impact on our efforts to minimize the impact of disasters and crises on communities worldwide through thoughtful, equitable and responsible recovery.

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For more information on the situation and to learn about available resources, contact Alex Gray, Director, International Funds.

To make a donation or learn more about the Fund, please contact our Development Team.

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