Charles Schwab and the Charles Schwab Foundation takes a strategic and comprehensive approach to disaster response. They have established several systems and protocols to facilitate their efforts. Knowing that they cannot respond to every disaster, they created a formal process and matrix to evaluate disasters in an objective manner based off criteria that is important to them. They gather insights from a variety of reliable resources to assess the impact on key stakeholders including employees, clients, the overall business and their nonprofit/community partners. They look at what assets they have available and use data to craft the best response possible.
Asialee (Asia) Drews, Programs and Grantmaking, Western Union Foundation
Asia Drews oversees programs and grantmaking at the Western Union Foundation. Since July 2018, she has managed the Foundation’s disaster relief grantmaking portfolio and funded more than 30 global crises, including the Foundation’s 2020 COVID-19 $1 million plus global response. The Western Union Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Western Union and is a 501(c)3 entity separate from the company. While it is a separate organization, the Foundation’s mission to provide skills training and education to forcibly displaced individuals and youth aligns well with Western’s Union’s global business. “Our disaster response grantmaking strategy meets at the intersection where Western Union customers and employees live and work and where the most vulnerable populations live, including top host countries for migrants and refugees,” Asia explained. “One major reason that individuals are forcibly displaced is due to natural disasters and crises. We provide funding to support immediate relief and sustainable rebuilding for communities in crisis so they can build the resilience needed to recover and access economic opportunity and education.”
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