When a disaster strikes, victims around the world can count on the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund.
Administered by KPMG Foundation, the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund collects and organizes individual donations by KPMG LLP partners and employees to help people recover from natural disasters like hurricanes, fires and floods. And knowing every dollar counts, KPMG LLP matches individual contributions up to a maximum of $150,000 per year, helping raise the total and extend the impact of relief efforts.
The DRF supports anyone affected by natural disaster, and too often, that includes KPMG partners and employees. Contributions to the DRF are first directed to provide financial support, such as loans and grants, to KPMG LLP employees and partners who suffer loss as a result of a natural disaster. Consider that in 2018 alone, three major hurricanes devastated communities near KPMG LLP offices, impacting our people, their families and our business. By raising nearly $2.15 million and delivering 3.2 tons of supplies, the DRF helped victims of these hurricanes get back on their feet and begin the road to recovery.
In collaboration with KPMG member firms, DRF funds are also deployed to international relief organizations that are on the ground when disaster strikes. Contributions support a wide range of NGO-led emergency response and recovery efforts, including donations of food and supplies, relocation services, temporary housing, and more.