Climate Driven Disaster Recovery

Why disaster recovery?

We have a history of financing this work.

Network for Good has been a key partner for domestic nonprofits during times of crisis, with donations to climate-driven disasters consistently ranking as one of the platform’s most significant giving categories. This includes $8.9M disbursed for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, $7.2M for California wildfires in 2015, and $11M for Hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017.

Recovery is expensive and inefficient

U.S. disaster costs were $165B in 2022 and are projected to exceed $300B annually in recovery by 2035. Meanwhile, while most philanthropic capital arrives and is earmarked within 6 weeks of a major disaster, it takes an average of 3-6 years for communities to recover.

It's an urgent problem

In 2022, the average number of days between climate-driven disasters (causing at least $1B in damage) in the U.S. was 20 days. The total annual number of such disasters has increased from 5 disasters in 2000, to 18 in 2022, and is projected to exceed 85 per year by 2035.

It impacts nearly everyone

In the United States, 90% of counties (and 93% of the population, totaling more than 300 million people) have experienced a climate-driven disaster since 2011.

We need to get started today

The increasing rate of climate-driven disasters in the U.S. requires us to imagine a better financing system for nonprofits. We must create a more durable funding system, if we are to equip our communities and country to meet the challenges of the future.

Together with our partners in this work, we envision that future to be where everyone impacted by a disaster promptly recovers and communities are revitalized through equitable and resilient recovery.

How will we do it?

We believe the current disaster recovery system has two key problems:

  1. A lack of coordinated information and insight.
  2. No universal way to access available resources.

The information and capital that leads to a more efficient, equitable, and resilient recovery is available. Network for Good will bring it all together and inspire purpose-built solutions to help communities recover from climate-driven disasters across the US.