Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Creates California Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund

August 15, 2018

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization that unites the insurance industry in helping communities and enriching lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership, has announced the establishment of a new disaster relief fund to assist those impacted by the devastating fires raging across California.

With tens of thousands of residents displaced and in emergency shelters, and over 1,100 homes lost, the destructive is extensive and widespread.

“With California facing more than a dozen active fires, one of which is now the largest in state history, we are working in close partnership with our insurance industry supporters on a united relief response to this devastation,” said Bill Ross, CEO of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. “Tragically, with lives lost and homes destroyed, the need for assistance in so many communities is immediate. Contributions to the IICF Wildfire Relief Fund enable us to grant valuable funds for local relief efforts and make a meaningful impact in these communities affected so severely by the growing wildfires.”

Donations can be made to the IICF California Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund by visiting:

To arrange a corporate contribution or an employee matching program as IICF responds as a united industry, please contact Melissa-Anne Duncan, Executive Director, IICF Western Division at: or (714) 870-1084.

In its role as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry, IICF is facilitating the collective industry-wide relief fund response. IICF has already granted $20,000 in relief funds to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and has raised a total of $30,000 since last week.

100 percent of proceeds will directly benefit local relief efforts.

Last year, IICF established disaster relief funds following the historic hurricanes and wildfires throughout the Western and Southeastern regions of the U.S., raising more than $650,000 to help the affected communities – through both company contributions and individual donations from more than 1,000 insurance professionals.

Source: IICF

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