Protect Your Community

With the recent flash-floods in West Virginia, Texas and Maryland, it is important to know that there are nonprofits dedicated to the safety of American citizens. Fire departments, ambulance units, other nonprofits and government agencies all qualify for grants listed at

Disaster can strike when you least expect it. It can come in the form of a flood, tornado, hurricane, earthquake or some other disaster. It can devastate communities and leave lasting effects on the economic health of a population. People are left homeless, without tangible assets, and at square one with their lives. It’s a relief to know that there is help. If you’re a nonprofit dedicated to safety or disaster relief, consider applying for some of the following grants:

OneUnited Bank

Grants to USA State Agencies and Tribal Governments to Meet Elderly Service Needs in Disaster Areas

Deadline: 09/12/2016

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and IHEs in Multiple States for Education and Human Services

Deadline: 09/15/2016

Grants to Virginia Beach, Virginia Nonprofit EMS and Rescue Agencies to Improve Operational Capacity

Deadline: 10/03/2016

Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits and Agencies for Outdoor Supplies, Equipment and Emergency Training

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Grays Harbor County, Washington Nonprofits for Schools, Emergency Services, Animals and Food Banks

Deadline: Ongoing


Disaster Response and Recovery

For further reading, consider Disaster Response and Recovery by David A. McEntire. This book details types of disasters that may occur and appropriate emergency responses. After reading this book, individuals will understand expected challenges to emergency responses and tools and techniques to help protect lives. offers grants for over 50 categories. If you need help searching, call (561)249-4129. You can see the categories that run to the right side of the homepage. They are listed under “We have grants for,” and include Disaster Relief. Check out these grants to help prepare your community for disaster or find relief. Some other related categories are:

Community Service Coordination

Financial Assistance

Nonprofit Support Services