Disaster Relief Support: California Wildfires | InFaith Community Foundation

Disaster Relief Support: California Wildfires

In times of natural disasters, many of us turn to our Christian roots of generosity. The Carr and Ferguson fires in Northern California have been two of the most destructive fires in the state's history and have claimed over 150,000 acres. We invite you to support disaster relief efforts by:

Giving through Thrivent. InFaith Community Foundation is pleased to partner with Thrivent to support disaster relief. Specific organizations have been identified by Thrivent to receive matching dollars for individual gifts. This matching opportunity is in effect up until a $200,000 match is met, or until October 31, 2018, whichever occurs first.

  • Thrivent Member Network-Pacific Sierra Region will match up to $200,000. You can make a personal donation on Thrivent.com to assist the wildfire victims. Thrivent will pay the processing fees to ensure 100% of your donation goes directly to help those in need.*  In addition, Thrivent Member Network-Pacific Sierra Region will match your donation dollar for dollar ‒ up to $200,000. The organizations below have been selected to receive matching dollars. To donate, simply click the name of the organization to which you wish to personally donate:

Requesting a Grant. Through your InFaith donor advised fund, you can request grants to relief efforts using InFaith’s online donor fund login. If you prefer paper forms, please download an InFaith grant request form or contact InFaith for a copy. (This is not part of Thrivent’s matching gift initiative.)

Supporting InFaith's Disaster Response Fund. Due to the massive scope of natural disasters, recovery often continues for months and years. Through research and collaboration with charities in affected areas, InFaith works to distribute grant support through its Disaster Response Fund. To give to this Collaborative Fund, contact InFaith.

Contacting InFaith. InFaith’s knowledgeable staff is here to help you identify and support targeted and affected areas of your choosing. For assistance identifying specific charities to support, call InFaith at 800-365-4172 or email InFaith.

We stand in support of those experiencing loss as together we rebuild lives and communities. Serving donors, spreading joy and changing lives is at the center of our mission at InFaith, and we’re grateful for your trust.

*Thrivent will pay the processing fees for personal donations made through InFaith Community Foundation, up to $200,000 or Oct. 31, 2018, whichever comes first.