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Support disaster relief efforts in California

November 19


Vanguard Charitable, in partnership with Charity Navigator, has confirmed that the organizations listed below are supporting relief efforts for areas in California affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill wildfires. As firefighters work to control the wildfires from spreading into additional communities, more than 250,000 across California have been forced to flee their homes. 

In order to best assist relief efforts, we have expedited the granting process so that your grant can be put to use as quickly as possible. To recommend grants to charities supporting these disaster relief efforts:


  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.


If you would like more information on supporting disaster relief efforts in other areas, please see the quick links below.

Charity name Employer Identification Number Additional information

Matthew 25: Ministries


Immediate needs, general relief/aid



Funding other organizations to provide aid, general relief/aid

Direct Relief


Immediate needs, providing for long-term needs, medical services, relief supplies (providing critical non-cash items), emergency medicine for evacuees

American Red Cross


Immediate needs, providing for long-term needs, general relief/aid, medical services, relief supplies (providing critical non-cash items), housing and shelter

Islamic Relief USA


Immediate needs, general relief/aid

Convoy of Hope


Relief supplies (providing critical non-cash items)



Immediate needs, funding other organizations to provide aid, general relief/aid, 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. Vanguard Charitable encourages you to approach disaster relief the same way you approach all giving: strategically.