Responding to Irene

Giving Recommendations Overview 

One year after Tropical Storm Irene, there are people still struggling and dealing with long-term recovery. Evidence from disasters around the world is that adequate long-term support is a too-often ignored part of the work. The Vermont Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group was created to raise money for— and allocate money from—the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.

Perhaps more importantly the group's charge includes coordinating long-term efforts throughout the state, bringing together local and regional disaster recovery groups and funds. The Community Foundation considers this group an integral part of Vermont’s ongoing recovery.

Learn more about the regional recovery committees and donate

If you have any questions related to disaster grantmaking, please contact Philanthropic Advisor Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup at
or 802-388-3355 x295.