Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Transforming disaster giving by providing timely and thoughtful strategies to increase donors’ impact during domestic and international disasters

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WASHINGTON, DC – EIN 455257937  disasterphilanthropy.org

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the only full-time national resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions.

With the increasing frequency and intensity of disasters comes the critical need for knowing when and how to respond effectively. CDP’s innovative strategies advance donors’ values, increase the impact of their contributions, meet the needs of vulnerable populations and ultimately, strengthen their communities.

CDP is guided by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council; Grant Committees advise on a fund-specific basis. We also partner with several organizations and work in concert with our clients and funders.

CDP’s goal is to transform disaster giving by providing timely and thoughtful strategies to increase donors’ impact during domestic and global disasters and humanitarian crises.

With an emphasis on medium- to long-term recovery, CDP’s work:

  • Increases the effectiveness of contributions given to disasters.
  • Brings greater attention to the life cycle of disasters — from preparedness, mitigation and planning to rebuilding, resilience and recovery.
  • Provides timely and relevant advice from experts with deep knowledge of disaster philanthropy.
  • Conducts due diligence so donors can give with confidence.
  • Creates plans for informed giving for individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Supports targeted, localized and holistic grantmaking.

Disaster recovery is the process of improving individual, family and community resiliency after the occurrence of a disaster. Recovery is not only about the restoration of structures, systems and services – although they are critical. A successful recovery is also about individuals and families being able to rebound from their losses and sustain their physical, social, economic, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

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CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY INC

WASHINGTON, DC 20005-5800 | Tax-exempt since Sept. 2012
  • EIN: 45-5257937
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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Total Revenue

$14,161,420

Total Functional Expenses $13,577,902
Net income $583,518
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $13,747,286 97.1%
Program services $353,880 2.5%
Investment income $60,254 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $615,503 4.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $819,486 6.0%
Other
Total Assets $16,353,233
Total Liabilities $1,720,154
Net Assets $14,633,079
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ROBERT G OTTENHOFF (PRESIDENT & CEO) $269,403
REGINE WEBSTER (VICE PRESIDENT) $194,727
JENNIFER COMMANDER (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $153,127
LAURA STARR (DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT) $135,326
NANCY BEERS (DIRECTOR, MIDWEST EARLY RE) $124,684
MELANIE DAVIS-JONES (DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS) $119,705
BRENNAN BANKS (DIRECTOR, DISASTER FUNDS) $100,457
NANCY ANTHONY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
JOE RUIZ (VICE CHAIRMAN) $0
LORI BERTMAN (CHAIRMAN) $0
KATHLEEN LOEHR (BOARD MEMBER) $0
ANITA WHITEHEAD (BOARD MEMBER) $0
KENNETH M JONES II (SECRETARY & TREASURER) $0
SAM WORTHINGTON (BOARD MEMBER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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Total Revenue

$7,731,742

Total Functional Expenses $17,425,583
Net income -$9,693,841
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,058,152 91.3%
Program services $567,355 7.3%
Investment income $106,235 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $804,186 4.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $342,241 2.0%
Other
Total Assets $15,308,430
Total Liabilities $1,258,869
Net Assets $14,049,561
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ROBERT G OTTENHOFF (PRESIDENT & CEO) $265,270
REGINE WEBSTER (VICE PRESIDENT) $237,911
JENNIFER COMMANDER (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $127,415
NANCY BEERS (DIRECTOR, MIDWEST EARLY RECOVERY FUND) $110,283
NANCY ANTHONY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
JOE RUIZ (VICE CHAIRMAN) $0
LORI BERTMAN (CHAIRMAN) $0
KATHLEEN LOEHR (BOARD MEMBER) $0
ANITA WHITEHEAD (BOARD MEMBER (AS OF 7/2018)) $0
KENNETH JONES II (SECREATARY & TREASURER) $0
SAM WORTHINGTON (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HENRY BERMAN (VICE CHAIRMAN THROUGH 11/2018) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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Total Revenue

$21,531,080

Total Functional Expenses $2,622,541
Net income $18,908,539
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $21,254,221 98.7%
Program services $250,773 1.2%
Investment income $26,086 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $581,525 22.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $284,464 10.8%
Other
Total Assets $24,011,479
Total Liabilities $268,077
Net Assets $23,743,402
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Dec. 2016

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2016

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Total Revenue

$4,398,416

Total Functional Expenses $2,616,282
Net income $1,782,134
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,219,632 95.9%
Program services $173,583 3.9%
Investment income $5,201 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $530,700 20.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $120,707 4.6%
Other
Total Assets $5,091,969
Total Liabilities $257,106
Net Assets $4,834,863
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ROBERT G OTTENHOFF (PRESIDENT & CEO) $250,000
REGINE WEBSTER (VICE PRESIDENT) $180,040
JENNIFER COMMANDER (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $70,100
NANCY ANTHONY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HENRY BERMAN (BOARD VICE CHAIR) $0
LORI BERTMAN (BOARD CHAIR) $0
KATHLEEN LOEHR (BOARD MEMBER) $0
ERIC KESSLER (BOARD SECRETARY) $0
JOE RUIZ (BOARD MEMBER) $0
KENNETH JONES II (BOARD TREASURER) $0
SAM WORTHINGTON (BOARD MEMBER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$3,037,854

Total Functional Expenses $2,808,495
Net income $229,359
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,937,070 96.7%
Program services $95,697 3.2%
Investment income $5,087 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $507,516 18.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $51,750 1.8%
Other
Total Assets $3,149,913
Total Liabilities $97,184
Net Assets $3,052,729
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ROBERT G OTTENHOFF (PRESIDENT & CEO) $250,000
REGINE WEBSTER (VICE PRESIDENT) $164,156
JENNIFER COMMANDER (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $67,875
NANCY ANTHONY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HENRY BERMAN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
LORI BERTMAN (BOARD CHAIR) $0
RONNA BROWN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
ERIC KESSLER (BOARD SECRETARY) $0
JOE RUIZ (BOARD MEMBER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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Total Revenue

$3,439,476

Total Functional Expenses $1,421,724
Net income $2,017,752
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,352,301 97.5%
Program services $84,440 2.5%
Investment income $2,435 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $300 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $424,781 29.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $29,167 2.1%
Other
Total Assets $2,956,840
Total Liabilities $133,471
Net Assets $2,823,369
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ROBERT G OTTENHOFF (PRESIDENT & CEO) $212,500
REGINE WEBSTER (VICE PRESIDENT) $156,159
SUSAN PITTS-DYKSTRA (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $44,456
NANCY ANTHONY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HENRY BERMAN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
LORI BERTMAN (BOARD CHAIR) $0
RONNA BROWN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
ERIC KESSLER (BOARD SECRETARY) $0
JOE RUIZ (BOARD MEMBER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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Total Revenue

$1,743,119

Total Functional Expenses $1,139,413
Net income $603,706
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,501,008 86.1%
Program services $239,691 13.8%
Investment income $1,272 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,148 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $864,264
Total Liabilities $260,558
Net Assets $603,706
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ROBERT G OTTENHOFF (PRESIDENT & CEO) $223,776
REGINE A WEBSTER (VICE PRESIDENT) $147,875
SUSAN PITTS DYKSTRA (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $27,000
LORI J BERTMAN (CHAIR, DIRECTOR) $0
ERIC KESSLER (SECRETARY, DIRECTOR) $0
JOHN G DAVIES (TREASURER, DIRECTOR) $0
RONNA D BROWN (DIRECTOR) $0
HENRY L BERMAN (DIRECTOR) $0

Last Updated: 2021-07-22 11:43
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