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Support disaster relief efforts using your Vanguard Charitable philanthropic account

April 16, 2019

 

Two recent natural disasters have caused widespread and historic damage, with residents displaced in the Midwest due to heavy rain and flooding, and in several countries in Africa due to Cyclone Idai. Relief efforts are underway and will continue for the foreseeable future as the full extent of these disasters is not yet known. Your donations can help address immediate needs for food and shelter for displaced victims, medical aid for the injured, and more, as well as long-term needs and resources for rebuilding.

Record rainfall in parts of the Midwestern United States, over large areas of unmelted snow, particularly in the floodplains of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, has led to extensive flooding across the region. Many rivers flooded their banks, displacing hundreds of families. The total damage will likely exceed $1 billion.

Cyclone Idai, a powerful tropical cyclone, first made landfall over Mozambique on March 14, 2019. While it weakened after making landfall, the storm lingered over Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, and Madagascar, resulting in devastating flooding. More than 2.6 million people have been directly affected by the cyclone’s impact and subsequent flooding, and more than 750 have died. Flooding is expected to continue and will likely hinder relief efforts. 

Vanguard Charitable has confirmed that the organizations in the table below are supporting relief efforts for areas affected by the recent disasters and has expedited the granting process so that your contribution can be put to use as quickly as possible. To support these charities or others:

  1. Log in to your online account.

  2. ‚ÄčOn the Account summary page, click Recommend a grant.

  3. Select the charity to which you would like to recommend a grant. If the organization is not saved
    to your saved charities list, click “Add a new charity” to search GuideStar search by EIN to find the organization.

  4. Choose the specific grant purpose titled Disaster Relief in the third step of the
    grant recommendation process. If you want to donate to a specific disaster, indicate so in the space provided.

If you do not have online access to your account, you can register here.

Cyclone Idai

Charity name Employer Identification Number Additional information
ActionAid USA 52-2277575 ActionAid USA is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are delivering supplies, providing housing assistance, and managing services for children.
Catholic Relief Services 13-5563422 Catholic Relief Services is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Working to bring relief items, including health & hygiene kits, soap, sanitation items, and clean water.
Direct Relief 95-1831116 Direct Relief is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and the flooding in the Midwest.
Food for the Hungry 95-2680390 Food for the Hungry is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are delivering supplies, providing housing assistance, and managing services for children.
GlobalGiving 30-0108263 GlobalGiving is accepting donations to help fund other organizations that are providing aid, medical services, assistance for children, housing and shelter and financial support to individuals and families affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
International Medical Corps 95-3949646 International Medical Corps is accepting donations for immediate and long-term needs, general relief and aid, medical services and relief supplies to those affected by Cyclone Idai.
MedShare 58-2433968 MedShare is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai. They are delivering supplies and providing general relief and aid to those affected.
Mercy Corps 91-1148123 Mercy Corps is currently accepting donations to support communities affected by Cyclone Idai, with a focus on delivering shelter, water, and hygiene supplies.
Project HOPE 53-0242962 Project HOPE is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai. They are delivering supplies and providing general relief and aid to those affected.
ShelterBox USA 20-0471604 ShelterBox is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are delivering supplies, providing housing assistance, and managing services for children.
USA for UNHCR 52-1662800 USA for UNHCR is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are delivering supplies, providing housing assistance, and managing services for children.
Water Mission 57-1116978 Water Mission is providing emergency safe water solutions to communities in dire need following Cyclone Idai and resulting floods in southeastern Africa.
World Animal Protection 04-2718182 World Animal Protection is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are focused on supporting animals harmed by Cyclone Idai and the people who depend on them.
World Help 54-1615454 World Help is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai. They are delivering supplies and providing general relief and aid to those affected.
World Hope International 35-1985485 World Hope International is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai. They are delivering supplies and providing general relief and aid to those affected.
World Vision 95-1922279 World Vision is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are delivering supplies, providing housing assistance, and managing services for children.

Flooding in the Midwest

Charity name Employer Identification Number Additional information
Army Emergency Relief 53-0196552 Army Emergency Relief is currently accepting donations to support soldiers (active and retired) and their eligible family members affected by the flooding in the Midwest.
Center for People in Need 06-1669552 Center for People in Need is providing immediate needs, including relief supplies, to individuals affected by the flooding in the Midwest.
Convoy of Hope 68-0051386

Convoy of Hope is providing immediate needs to individuals affected by the flooding in the Midwest. Convoy of Hope is coordinating with partners, churches, and emergency management to distribute disaster relief supplies in communities that were substantially affected by floodwaters.

Direct Relief 95-1831116

Direct Relief is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and the flooding in the Midwest.

Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc. 42-1381516

The Food Bank of Siouxland is accepting donations to provide immediate and long-term relief to communities affected by the Midwest floods, focusing primarily on food distribution.

Heartland United Way 47-0469492 Heartland United Way is accepting donations to provide immediate and long-term needs to those affected by the flooding in the Midwest. They are also funding other organizations that provide aid and financial support to individuals and families.
Matthew 25: Ministries 31-1348100 Matthew 25: Ministries is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to the flooding in the Midwest. They are delivering supplies and providing general relief and aid to those affected.
Orphan Grain Train 31-1614650 Orphan Grain Train is accepting donations to provide immediate and long-term needs to those affected by the flooding in the Midwest.

The nonprofit community's response will be ongoing, and as such, this list is not meant to be exhaustive.

For additional resources and information on how you can support disaster relief efforts, reference The Center for Disaster Philanthropy's website. Vanguard Charitable encourages you to approach disaster relief the same way you approach all giving: strategically. Learn more about the best ways to support disaster relief efforts.