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Support disaster relief efforts using your Vanguard Charitable philanthropic account

Updated 11/6/2017

 

A series of natural disasters has unfortunately occurred recently, causing widespread damage and displacing residents in the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 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. ‚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, 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.

 

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.
AmeriCares Foundation Inc. 06-1008595 The organization is currently supporting relief efforts related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and they have staff on the ground. The organization is delivering vaccines, water, medicine and medical supplies to those in need.
Catholic Charities USA 53-0196620 The organization is currently accepting donations and mainly provides long term relief. After the event has passed they deploy a mobile case management center to assist families and they also help rebuild homes. The organization is supporting domestic relief efforts related to hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Catholic Relief Services 13-5563422 The organization is currently accepting donations and seeks to provide relief, specifically for the most vulnerable. The organization is supporting international relief efforts related to hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico.
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands 66-0470703 The organization is currently accepting donations to provide both immediate relief and support for long-term recovery related to hurricanes Maria and Irma. Efforts are coordinated across the Virgin Islands in collaboration with national experts, local governments and local nonprofits.
Direct Relief 95-1831116 The organization is working to provide medical and emergency supplies to healthcare providers in the affected areas. The organization is supporting relief efforts related to California wildfires, hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico.
Global Giving Foundation, Inc. 30-0108263 The organization is currently accepting donations to general relief efforts. The organization is supporting relief efforts related to hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico.
Greater Houston Community Foundation 23-7160400 A fund is currently set up to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey and they have staff on the ground. The fund is focused on immediate and long-term relief efforts and will help provide shelter, healthcare, food and child care.
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. - National Headquarters 91-1914868  The organization is currently accepting donations and sending to the local chapters as required. They will assist with rebuilding homes for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Houston Food Bank 74-2181456 The organization is currently accepting donations to provide food and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Lutheran World Relief 13-2574963 They are accepting funds, working directly on the ground providing general disaster relief to those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc. 47-5084832 The organization is accepting donations for its North Bay Fire Relief Fund and distributing them equally to all affected counties (unless you specify a specific county: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, or Lake). Contributions help provide food and shelter to victims of California wildfires, as well as school clothes and supplies for children who have lost homes.
Salvation Army - Houston, TX 58-0660607 The organization is currently accepting donations to support general and immediate relief efforts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Samaritan's Purse 58-1437002 The organization has staff and volunteers on the ground assisting those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Amongst other activities, they are helping to clean out flooded homes to prepare them to be rebuilt.
Save the Children 06-0726487 The organization is currently accepting donations and has staff on the ground in areas affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Mexico. They are providing assistance to families impacted by the hurricanes.
UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund – Hispanic Federation  13-3573852 The organization is currently accepting donations to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico related to Hurricane Maria, as well as efforts related to the earthquakes in Mexico. To support efforts in Puerto Rico in particular, specify Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief after selecting “Disaster Relief” from the Grant purpose drop-down menu.
United Methodist Committee on Relief

13-5562279

The organization is currently accepting donations and has staff on the ground in areas affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. They are providing assistance to families impacted by the hurricanes.

United States Fund for UNICEF - National Headquarters 13-1760110

The organization is currently accepting donations and has staff on the ground in areas affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Mexico.

 

 

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