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About Us

Who We Are


The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on addressing pre-disaster community threats and vulnerabilities and post-disaster recovery.

We are known for our work to support small business and nonprofit disaster recovery, our public-private partnership capabilities, and our after action reports and analysis of key issues affecting community resilience and sustainability.

What We Do

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Conduct threats, vulnerabilities, and needs assessments both pre- and post-disaster


Enhance the gathering and sharing of information and knowledge


Support disaster responses as they arise

Build community capacity

Develop long-term strategies and plans

Catalyze new solutions and partnerships

We Believe In...

Nurturing the human ecosystem

Addressing vulnerabilities before they become disasters

Continuously improving on past results

Preparation, mitigation, and adaptation

The power of partnership

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