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Co-Sponsored Webinar: A Conversation for Funders on Reforms for Disaster Assistance to Help Survivors Recover Faster

Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT

Host: Center For Disaster Philanthropy

Co-Sponsors: Council on Foundations, Giving Compass, Philanthropy New York, and The Funders Network.


Join the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a call on FEMA’s reforms for disaster assistance to help survivors recover faster. This webinar is aimed at helping funders and other philanthropic partners understand the impact of the changes on their giving strategies.

With the increased frequency of extreme weather events fueled by climate change, these updates will provide survivors with faster and easier access to resources they need after disasters. FEMA developed these new forms of assistance based on direct feedback from survivors and in response to threats the nation faces due to our changing climate. These reforms will create more equitable outcomes for all communities by increasing accessibility and eligibility for post-disaster support.

For decades, FEMA has collected feedback from disaster survivors, communities, and stakeholders, including public comments the agency solicited in 2021 on improving the Individual Assistance program. State partners and members of Congress have echoed these concerns and pressed for simpler, more straightforward programs to assist individuals across the country as they recover. These reforms are in response to these requests. You can learn more about the changes here.


The moderator and speakers will be added as confirmed.


Please RSVP for this
 webinar using the button below. While primarily aimed at funders, the webinar may also interest emergency managers, government staff, academics, disaster responders and nongovernmental organization staff interested in, or working on, disasters and other crises.

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar


This webinar will take place via Zoom.  Automatic closed captioning will be available during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page. ASL interpretation will also be available.

This call will last 90 minutes.  


April 04, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2024-03-12 11:01:24 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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