Ways to Use

Disaster Relief

When catastrophe strikes, TIAA Charitable helps you navigate charities responding to a disaster and simplifies your giving and support. You can give to first-responder charities and relief organizations. For more strategic, ongoing support, give to reconstruction efforts and even disaster prevention.

When to Give for Disaster Relief

Disaster relief is an ongoing effort. The enthusiastic support that immediately follows the onset of a disaster tends to taper off when it is no longer front-page news. The reality is that it takes years of aid and reconstruction to get a disaster area back on its feet. Immediate, emergency assistance is, of course, vital; however, long-term assistance can at times be a more strategic way of giving and ultimately make a bigger difference.

The Four Stages of Disaster Management

What Organizations should I Support?

When a disaster occurs, it can be challenging to find the most effective way to help out. A decision has to be made quickly and suddenly. A growing number of organizations are asking for support. How do you make an informed decision? Despite the pressing time frame, you can always vet charities with basic research. You should review their track record and look into their relationship with the affected area. Our charity search can get you started.

See a list of disaster relief charities using our charity search (use our filters and keywords to narrow it down) or sign in to your Giving Fund to recommend a grant.

Start Supporting Disaster Relief

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