Who We Are

About the Disaster Recovery International Foundation

The Disaster Recovery International Foundation’s vision is to promote ‘Resilient Communities Worldwide’. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity and recover stronger. We focus on sustainable resilience activities over immediate relief with the goal of empowering communities to help themselves.  We pursue our vision by promoting disaster risk reduction through partnership and education and aiding recovery efforts through fundraising and volunteerism.

As a registered 501(c)3 corporation, the DRI Foundation serves as the charitable arm of Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International, the institute that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 15,000+ certified professionals and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to masters level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization’s annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism. Through its Collegiate Conferences series, DRI is helping to create the business continuity professionals of tomorrow, partnering with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing field through day-long networking and educational programs. As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resilience through public-private partnerships. DRI is a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNISDR) Private Sector ARISE Initiative on disaster risk reduction, an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization, and International Organization Liaison Observer to ISO/TC 292 for standardization in the field of security to enhance the safety and resilience of society.

The Foundation empowers DRI’s certified disaster management professionals to help their communities through targeted preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives. For more information about the DRI Foundation, please view our most recent Annual Review.


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