As many of us watch the devastating fires in California, GCRI sends its thoughts to California residents who have had to evacuate, and to our sister organizations affected by the wildfires — Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and especially to Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, which is in the fire zone and has had to evacuate.

For more information on the needs for philanthropy to respond to the fires:

Information about the Kincade fire and other Northern California fires

Information on the Tick Fire impacting Santa Clarita, Castaic and Los Angeles County, Southern California Grantmakers has information available on how to help:

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has information on all of the wildfires and is overseeing a 2019 California Wildfires Recovery Fund for long-term recovery efforts and rebuilding.