Support our global relief efforts.

The People First Fund was created to help individuals, families, and services providers who are in need of immediate financial assistance due to qualified disaster events occurring around the world. Donations to the fund support getting money directly into the hands of those impacted quickly and efficiently. Every donation makes a difference, no matter the amount, and combined with the donations of others helps to provide grants when they are needed most.


Our previous disaster response efforts.

We have our pulse on every disaster event occurring around the world in real time, and our global team mobilizes instantly to get essential financial assistance directly into the hands of those impacted -- no matter the location or obstacle. Below is a sampling of disaster events to which we have responded. Click to view the full impact report.


The wildfires in Maui, Hawaii quickly became the deadliest to impact the United States in over a century. A large percentage of structures were damaged or destroyed, and thousands of residents were left in need of shelter and other necessities.


Typhoon Mawar struck Guam, leaving residents with damage, water supply issues and widespread power outages. With its hurricane-force winds and overwhelming rainfall, the storm was the strongest to impact Guam in decades.


When Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, it sparked a true humanitarian crisis in the country. From citizens navigating power outages and property damage from explosions, to refugees fleeing the country for safety, EAF and our Fund Partners were there to provide assistance.


On February 6, 2023, a powerful earthquake devastated vast areas of southern Turkey and northwest Syria, killing more than 55 thousand and leaving millions of people in the region struggling to rebuild their lives.


Making landfall in September 2022, Hurricane Ian became the third-costliest weather disaster on record, and the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida. Ian caused widespread damage across western Cuba, Florida, and the Carolinas.


In 2021, Winter Storm Uri devastated Texas with snow, sleet, freezing rain, and extreme cold temperatures. The storm contributed to over 200 deaths and financial losses estimated to be between $80 and $130 billion.


Relief fund activity was greatly impacted by COVID-19, with a scale and scope markedly greater than a typical disaster. EAF followed the COVID-19 pandemic as it spread - making our first grants for the event in Wuhan, China.