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The Patterson Foundation has contributed its first $250,000 match toward the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) Global Recovery Fund. The match was triggered after another family foundation contributed $250,000 to the fund, which supports disaster-recovery efforts worldwide. With the match, the Patterson Foundation has contributed a total of $500,000 total to the CDP fund, including a previous $250,000 gift to support Tropical Cyclone Idai recovery. There are two $250,000 match opportunities from The Patterson Foundation remaining that can each be triggered when private donors give $250,000 to the Fund through Dec. 31, 2020. The CDP fund allows donors to earmark contributions to meet specific international disaster-relief and recovery efforts, such in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China, Venezuelan refugee crisis, humanitarian emergency in Yemen and the massive bushfires in Australia. Alternatively, donors can choose to allow CDP to allocate funding where it is needed most.

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