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Support victims of the 2019 California Wildfires with your Vanguard Charitable philanthropic account

November 4, 2019

More than a dozen wildfires have broken out across California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In Southern California, meteorologists are predicting strong, gusty winds for the region, which may increase the threat of new or spreading fires. And, in the northern part of the state, firefighters are battling significant blazes that have already destroyed an area twice the size of San Francisco.

Some experts suggest that these devastating wildfires are California’s “new normal,” but that doesn’t make them any less destructive or difficult for individuals and communities affected by them. Fortunately, a number of highly-rated organizations are committed to providing emergency services like food, water, shelter, and medical care to those impacted by the fires, and helping communities recover and rebuild in their wake.

In partnership with Charity Navigator, Vanguard Charitable has confirmed that the highly rated organizations in the table below are supporting California wildfire relief efforts, and we have expedited the granting process so that your contribution can be put to use as quickly as possible. Charity Navigator encourages donors to support any of the 3- and 4-star charities featured. 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 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 or affected area, indicate so in the space provided.

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

Charity name Employer Identification Number Additional information
GlobalGiving 30-0108263 Immediate Needs, Funding other organizations to provide aid, Providing for Long Term Needs, General relief/aid, Medical services, Assistance for children, Relief supplies (providing critical non-cash items), Housing and shelter, Search and rescue
Direct Relief 95-1831116 Immediate Needs, Providing for Long Term Needs, General relief/aid, Medical services, Relief supplies (providing critical non-cash items)
Operation USA Operation USA Immediate Needs, Funding other organizations to provide aid, Providing for Long Term Needs, General relief/aid, Assistance for children, Relief supplies (providing critical non-cash items)


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, visit Charity Navigator or 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.