Using Philanthropy to Help Australia and Puerto Rico
The resources below have been provided to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana by the Council on Foundations.
Australian Community Philanthropy, the network for community foundations, has informed the Council that thirteen (13) Australian CFs have been directly or indirectly impacted by the fires. New Zealand reports heavy smoke from the fires, which has impacted breathing and health safety risks.
How to direct support to Australia
- GlobalGiving’s Australian Wildfire Relief Fund is a U.S. intermediary that can help you channel donations to support Australia.
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy has a website dedicated to the fires and how to help.
- Direct giving to Australian community foundations can be made through international grants if you desire to impact a specific location within the country.
Fundación Communitaria de Puerto Rico CEO, Dr. Nelson Colón reported thousands are in shelters, significant damage was done to infrastructure and cultural sites, and thousand sleep in shelters or outdoors for fear of additional tremors, with the latest this Saturday a 5.9 magnitude.
How to direct support to Puerto Rico
If you have any questions about how the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana can help facilitate a gift to support these causes, please call us at 812-948-4662.