ASSESSMENT OF DISASTER RELIEF GRANTMAKING

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

This project enabled ISIM to make recommendations on ways to improve philanthropic giving for natural disaster and humanitarian emergency relief around the globe. It resulted in a report, “Philanthropic Grantmaking for Disaster Management: Trend Analysis and Recommended Improvements,” that includes steps that must be taken to address the full range of needs associated with disasters. In particular, the report’s authors suggest that donor organizations should employ a more comprehensive approach beyond immediate relief to focus on prevention, response and recovery.