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Our Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

This week, we announced two emergency response grants totaling $2.8 million to meet the critical needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

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Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal

We’re announcing two emergency response grants totaling $1 million dollars to meet the critical needs of those affected by the earthquake.

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Partnership in Action: Philanthropy Responds to the SR530 Mudslide

The systems, infrastructures, relationships and experiences of working collaboratively meant that multiple agencies and organizations were able to coordinate swift and effective response to the SR530 mudslide – and that made a real difference for the people and communities affected.

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Increasing Resilience to Drought in the Horn of Africa

Last week, Andrew Blejwas from Oxfam America wrote about the 2008 crisis in the Horn of Africa and Oxfam’s continuing efforts to help farming communities in Ethiopia prosper in the face of rain shortfalls, crop failure, and dramatic spikes in the cost of basic foods.

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Responding to Drought and Famine in Africa

At the foundation, we focus on stimulating lasting change. But we also recognize the need to move with urgency in times of crisis. In the Horn of Africa, the worst drought conditions in decades—exacerbated by political instability—have put more than 11 million people in immediate need of food assistance.

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