Published December 2020

To see how disaster response strategies have evolved, check out Strategies for Investing in Resiliency, published September 2023.


Download the toolkit here.

It is critical for companies to take a proactive, strategic approach to supporting all phases of the disaster response cycle. B:CIVIC developed the Strategic Disaster Response Toolkit to support businesses in their efforts to effectively respond to all types of disasters and build resiliency in our community.

To see how featured companies’ have shifted their strategies since the original publication of this toolkit, visit our resource, Strategies for Investing in Resiliency, published September 2023. 

More than $11.9 billion was contributed for COVID-19 relief efforts globally in the first half of 2020. Corporations accounted for nearly two thirds of the funding ($7.9 billion), which included both cash and in-kind support. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Harvey was the largest recipient of disaster philanthropy in recent years with $342,771,699 contributed.






Thank you to our participating investors, American Red Cross, AT&T, Ball Corporation, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Charles Schwab, Delta Dental of Colorado and Delta Dental of Colorado’s Foundation, IMA Financial, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Prosono, QEP Resources, Western Union and the Western Union Foundation and Xcel Energy.

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Thanks to Shanda Vangas of Fourth Wave Strategies for conducting the interviews and developing the content in this toolkit.

Photo credits:
On the cover: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, International Medical Corps, U.S. Bank and Molson Coors Beverage Company.