• September 2, 2014

American Charities Raise $895-Million for Haiti Relief, Chronicle Tally Finds

Seven weeks after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, donors have contributed more than $895-million to support relief efforts.

Aid to Haiti got a big lift from a star-studded telethon that was broadcast on major television networks in January. Donations made in response to the telethon totaled $66-million, and organizers awarded $35-million in grants on February 5.

Among the results:

• ActionAid has raised more than $419,000 as of March 2.

• Action Against Hunger has raised more than $2.8-million as of March 2.

• Adventist Development and Relief Agency had raised $3.2-million as of February 17.

• The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee had raised $5.8-million as of March 2.

• American Jewish World Service had raised more than $5-million as of March 2 for its Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.

• American Red Cross had raised approximately $333-million as of March 2, including $6-million from last month’s Hope for Haiti telethon. More than $32-million was pledged to the Red Cross via text message.

• AmeriCares had raised more than $11.5-million as of March 2.

• Brother’s Brother Foundation had raised $640,000 from 3,994 donations as of March 2.

• CARE USA had raised approximately $12.5-million as of March 2.

• Catholic Medical Mission Board had raised $1.3-million in cash as of February 3. The organization has also received donations of medicines and medical supplies worth $10.6-million.

• Catholic Relief Services had secured $89.7-million in gifts and pledges as of March 2.

• ChildFund International had raised $450,767 as of February 16.

• The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund had raised more than $40-million as of February 11.503

• The William J. Clinton Foundation had received more than $11.9-million as of February 11.

• Concern Worldwide US had raised $2.7-million as of March 2.

• Cross International had raised $4.3-million as of March 2.

• Direct Relief International had raised $4.8-million in cash as of February 12.

• The Doctors Without Borders U.S. operations had raised $50.2-million for work in Haiti as of February 17. The organization had also received $16.2-million for its general Emergency Relief Fund.

• Feed the Children had raised $1-million as of March 2.

• Fonkoze USA had raised $1.7-million as of March 2.

• Friends of the World Food Program had raised $10.3-million, including $6-million from last month’s Hope for Haiti Now telethon, as of February 17.

• Habitat for Humanity had raised more than $2.5-million as of March 2.

• The Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society International had raised more than $1-million as of February 2.

• International Medical Corps had raised more than $5-million as of February 17.

• The International Rescue Committee had raised more than $5.4-million as of March 2.

• Internews Network, a nonprofit group that promotes journalism abroad, received $200,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help the news media in Haiti recover from the disaster and broadcast critical information about the relief efforts.

• Islamic Relief USA had raised more than $2.1-million as of March 2.

• The Lions Clubs International Foundation had raised $2.2-million as of March 2.

• Lutheran World Relief had raised more than $5.7-million as of March 2.

• Medical Teams International had raised $2.5-million as of February 3.

• Mennonite Central Committee had raised more than $3.9-million from donors in the United States as of March 2. The group had raised another $7-million in Canada.

• Mercy Corps had received $11.6-million as of February 16.632.3

• Operation USA had raised $910,000 in cash as of February 12.

• Oxfam America had received $21.9-million as of March 2, $8-million of which came from last month’s Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

• The Pan American Development Foundation had raised more than $1.61-million as of February 23.

• Partners in Health had received donations totaling $62-million as of March 3, including $8-million from last month’s Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

• Plan USA had raised $1.3-million as of February 12. The group’s international affiliates had raised $29.3-million.

• Population Services International had raised more than $171,000 as of March 2.

• Project HOPE had raised $1.4-million in cash and pledges as of March 2.

• Relief International had raised more than $376,000 as of February 3.

• The Salvation Army had raised $14.2-million as of March 2.

• Save the Children USA had raised $18.2-million as of February 17. The organization’s international affiliates had raised $48-million.

• The U.N. Foundation had raised more than $3.4-million as of February 12.

• The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee had raised roughly $1.42-million as of February 26 for four grassroots charities in Haiti.

• The United Methodist Committee on Relief had raised $11-million as of February 12.

• The University of Miami had received $4.4-million as of March 2 for its relief efforts in Haiti. The university runs a community health program and other projects in Haiti, and more than 100 of its doctors, nurses, and other staff members have traveled to Haiti since the earthquake.

• The U.S. Fund for Unicef had received $51.3-million in cash and pledges as of March 2. That figure includes $6-million contributed as part of the Haiti telethon.

• World Vision’s U.S. operations had received $31.5-million as of March 2.

• Food for the Poor and Operation Blessing declined to share information on their fund-raising results.

Caroline Preston, Nicole Wallace, and Ian Wilhelm compiled this list.

Comments

1. schervis - March 04, 2010 at 02:48 pm

Dear Authors,
What can you add about corporate contributions in cash or in kind?
Also what might we add by way of U.S. military assistance in goods and services.

We should all note that none of this includes perhaps hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer time high wage professionals.

Then there is all that is being done by Hatians for each other--

Paul Schervish
Center on Wealth and Philanthropy

2. jvermillion - March 04, 2010 at 08:43 pm

Of course what has been raised and what is actually getting to the Haitian people are two different stories. Never before has so much private money been donated for such a worthy cause ... yet it seems that most of this money is going for the development of NGOs collecting the money and not to the Haitians who need help so badly. Just the job listings, particularly from organizations that have no history with Haiti, speak to what's really happening with this money. This is a bonanza for "development professionals" and most of this money will go to bettering the livings of those individuals. Some crumbs will certainly get to Haiti, but the development vultures are circling around the Haiti disaster, licking their chops, just waiting to eat up all of this money. What a shame.

James E. Vermillion, Ph.D.

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