CICF News / 2011 / March / News Post
March 15, 2011
Philanthropy’s response to Japan earthquake and tsunami

A 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami hit northeastern and eastern regions of Japan on Thursday, March 11, with the number of reported victims topping 2,000 and a crisis escalating at two nuclear plants.

Local governments have been unable to contact tens of thousands of people, and at least 20,820 buildings have been fully or partially damaged in quake-hit areas.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan issued the following statement: ''I ask for utmost efforts to save the lives of as many people as possible. We will put all-out efforts into rescuing people who have been isolated.''

The following organizations, recommended by the Council on Foundations, are providing emergency response services and/or long-term rebuilding efforts.

If you wish to make a contribution to any of these organizations, or if you would like to know how you can help, please contact your CICF staff liaison, or Pam Velo, Associate Vice President for Donor Services, at for additional information.

Network for Good
American Red Cross
Save the Children
Church World Service
Catholic Relief Service
World Vision
Relief International
International Rescue Committee
Mercy Corps
International Medical Corp