Responding to Maui Wildfires

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

This page offers resources and guidance on how you can provide support during moments of emerging crisis and afterward. 

Fundholders with Donor Advised Funds: You can support response and recovery efforts with a grant to the Sacramento Region Disaster Relief Fund from your fund using the donor portal. Navigate to the Grant Request tab and select Sacramento Region Disaster Relief Fund in the Other Foundation Funds menu. We will collect these gifts and send them to Hawai'i Community Foundation. Contact Chelsea Fahr, Senior Director of Philanthropy, with any questions at or (916) 921-7723 ext. 2021.

Maui Wildfire Relief

Dangerous wildfires have devastated communities on Maui, and donations from the public are needed to help offset the cost of the extraordinary response services that are required during – and following – these emergencies.

When emergencies strike, community foundations are uniquely equipped to respond; each has deep connections within the community it serves and relationships with the organizations that make an impact — during times of crisis and recovery. Our colleagues at the Hawai'i Community Foundation have activated their Maui Strong Fund to support response and recovery efforts. 

Give to the Maui Strong Fund

In addition, you can assist recovery efforts by donating directly to nonprofits like the American Red Cross, which is deploying people and supplies to provide relief, as safely as possible.

The impacts of disasters like these cascade long after the wildefires end. Thank you for taking action to help these communities respond now — and to have the resources needed for recovery.