In response to the deadliest outbreak in history of the Ebola virus, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy has launched a fund for donors wishing to make an impact and help to stop the spread of this virus for which there is no cure.
The CDP Ebola Action Fund will identify high performing and effective nonprofit organizations involved in the Ebola outbreak. While governments search for an effective medical vaccine safe for all, the Fund will also identify ongoing significant unmet need to:
• contain the outbreak through health awareness campaigns in impacted countries;
• respond to those currently infected by the virus; and
• provide care for children who have been left orphaned by the death of a parent or caregiver who has died from Ebola.
This is the third disaster-specific fund for CDP since the organization launched in 2012. Past funds include the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund, and the Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Fund. CDP’s Disaster Response Fund is an ongoing fund for donors wishing to support long-term recovery from disasters of many types, from humanitarian crises in Syria to slow onset disasters such as famine in the Horn of Africa.