Disaster Relief Fund

Disaster Relief Fund

Our Recovery Funds provide the opportunity to give now to support needs that will continue to surface long after attention has turned away from a disaster.

At GDIG, we define disaster recovery as the process of improving individual, family and community resiliency after the occurrence of a disaster. Recovery is not only about the restoration of structures, systems and services – although they are critical. A successful recovery is also about individuals and families being able to rebound from their losses and sustain their physical, social, economic, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Though each Recovery Fund will focus on the challenges presented by the actual event, all Funds operate with two bedrock principles:

  • First, the majority of funding will be allocated to medium- and long-term disaster recovery since all needs are not immediately apparent.
  • Second, our grantmaking will be focused on support for the most vulnerable populations.

We recover direct costs and retain five percent to manage the expenses GDIG incurs for highly effective grantmaking including: forming a grant committee of subject matter experts, researching other donors and nonprofits, conducting due diligence on prospective grant recipients, awarding grants and doing regular assessments of grantees to ensure contributions are well spent.


Please note: Before starting to fill out our online application, you must review the eligibility criteria and may be required to provide supporting documentation. If you have been selected to receive GDIG grant and you have a Reference number, please contact GDIG .