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Resilience by Design

Publication date: 
12/01/2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti released Resilience by Design, a plan to address the city’s greatest earthquake vulnerabilities, including building retrofitting and steps to secure our water supply and communications infrastructure. 

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Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions

Publication date: 
12/01/2014

The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the only full-time resource devoted to disaster philanthropy, released a new report to help donors, NGOs, government agencies, and media gain an increased understanding of how much foundation funding is spent on disasters each year, by whom, and for what activities.

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Statistics Lessons: Why Blaming Health Care Workers Who Get Ebola Is Wrong

Publication date: 
10/01/2014

Blaming health workers who contract Ebola sidesteps the statistical elephant in the room: The protocol appears to have been designed under the unrealistic assumption that everyone who uses protective gear will navigate the complex process of donning, using, and removing it perfectly every time. And it appears not to recognize the probabilities involved as the number of contacts between health workers and Ebola patients continues to grow.

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Philanthropy and Hurricane Sandy: A Report on the Foundation and Corporate Response

Publication date: 
10/01/2014

New York, NY — October 28, 2014. A new report released today examines the response of foundations, corporations, and other institutional donors to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Numbering nearly 600, these funders have so far committed more than $380 million for relief, recovery, and building efforts. The hard data and reflective observations in the report contribute to the growing body of knowledge that helps foundations and corporations be strategic and effective with their giving when disaster strikes. 

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Partners on Ebola Survival Fund

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is partnering with a coalition of NGOs and actor Jeffrey Wright as part of a new grantmaking collaborative, the Ebola Survival Fund. Working in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the fund is responding to the immediate needs resulting from the outbreak, as well as working to strengthen the region’s health-care delivery infrastructure. 

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