Further Reading

The following reports and articles represent a wide cross-section of experiences, knowledge and opinions compiled from the national philanthropic field in order to harness some of the best learning on disaster philanthropy.

Each strategy section of this site contains additional further reading materials. Reports for inclusion in this section may be sent to playbook@disasterplaybook.org.


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Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015

Mapping Tool: Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy

Disaster-Specific Reports

Philanthropy & Hurricane Sandy: A Report of the Foundation and Corporate Response

Creating Order from Chaos: Roles for Philanthropy in Disaster Planning & Response

Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf

In The Eye of the Storm: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Response to the 2005 Gulf States Disasters

Resilience in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Making New Orleans a Just and Resilient City

National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Sandy Federal Task Force Fact Sheet

Connecting the Last Mile: The Role of Communications

Weathering the Storm: the Role of Local Nonprofits in the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund: The Launch, Learnings and Impact of a Local Disaster Response Organization

Issue-Specific Reports

Aging, Disabled and Vulnerable Populations

Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life

CDC’s Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults and their Families


Arts & Culture

CERF + Disaster Relief Assistance

Navigating FEMA and SBA Disaster Aid for Cultural Institutions

Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections

Preparation and Response for Cultural Institutions

American Institute for Conservation: Disaster Response & Recovery



UNICEF’s Education and Resilience

UNESCO’s Comprehensive School Safety

Children’s Television Workshop



Achieving a Climate for Health


Health & Mental Health

Reducing Post-Hurricane Distress in Baton Rouge, LA

Hurricane Sandy Survivor Mental Health


Housing & Community Planning

Housing NOLA: Preliminary Report

Hurricane Irene: Mobile Home Project Summary Report

Hurricane Sandy: Federal Task Force Rebuilding Strategy

FEMA: Community Planning & Capacity Building