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Investing in the Future

Disaster philanthropy tends to focus on immediate relief and response. At ISD, we believe it is essential to focus on long-term recovery and resiliency as well.


As a 501c(3) organization, we are able to provide tax receipts for all donations.



Donations to the #READI Fund support ISD's ongoing efforts to help communities become more disaster resilient by making investments in long-term community recovery, resiliency and transformation.




When required, we also launch specific appeals for regions. All monies raised in these specific appeals are allocated directly to that region. The #CaribbeanREADI Fund was launched to address the long-term recovery and resiliency needs for Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, BVI and USVI post Hurricane  Irma, Maria and Dorian. The urgent need for this type of investment in the region is profound.

HEALS/Skill-Sharing Program

One of the  key challenges we've seen with disasters is that they get framed as sudden shocks, chronic streses like violence, and tend to fly under the radar. One strategy that can be used in advance is building commmunity social capital in advance. Our HEALS/Skill-Sharing approach does just that. To donate click on the link above.



We also help communities with:

  • Grant indentification

  • Public-private partnerships