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Grant to charities to aid disaster relief efforts in Guatemala

June 13, 2018


On June 3, two major eruptions from the Volcán del Fuego in Guatemala occurred which have devastated local communities and are responsible for the deaths of at least 100 people, a figure that is expected to rise1. Relief efforts are underway and will continue for the foreseeable future. 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 for resources for rebuilding.

Vanguard Charitable has confirmed 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 philanthropic account.
  2. ​On 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. To allocate funds to efforts related to the volcano eruption in Guatemala, indicate so in the space designated for additional comments.


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

Charity name Employee Identification Number Additional information
American Red Cross 53-0196605 The organization is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts related to California wildfires, and hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. They are delivering supplies and have shelters open.
Catholic Relief Services 13-5563422 Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to provide immediate emergency food, water, and essential living supplies.
Global Giving Foundation, Inc. 30-0108263

Established the Guatemala Volcano Relief Fund – “Initially, the fund will help first responders meet immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations responding to this disaster.”

Save the Children 06-0726487

Save the Children is on the ground working in emergency shelters. They are organizing small groups that care for separated children until they are able to trace and reunite them with their families.

World Vision, United States 95-1922279

World Vision is on the ground providing relief to survivors. They are providing victims with food, water, and support in shelters and will remain in the area helping victims as they recover and rebuild.


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



1Source: Malkin., E.; Wirtz, N. (2018, June 4). Guatemala Volcano’s Death Toll, Now at 65, Is Likely to Rise. The New York Times, Retrieved from