• April 16, 2014

Haiti Earthquake Relief, Two Years Later: an Update

 

ActionAid USA*

(Washington)

Amount raised: $502,000; $12,900,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $5,200,000 of the worldwide total as of December 2010

 *Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

 

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International*

(Silver Spring, Md.)

Amount raised: $8,845,955 

Amount spent: $3,413,127 as of December 2010

*Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

 

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

(New York)

Amount raised: $7,723,000; $8,600,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $6,879,706

Where the money went: To support medical relief efforts, including the provision of medications, medical supplies, and clinics; to provide water, food, and other emergency items such as potable water tanks; to support the building of temporary schools, payment of school fees for displaced persons, construction of a middle school, and improvement of school access for children with disabilities; and to support employment and job training, such as cash-for-work programs and the provision of agricultural tools.

Future plans: To continue investment in school building, provision of rehabilitation services, building of a pre- and post-natal care center, community-service programs, services for children with disabilities, and vocational training in plumbing, carpentry, nursing, and telecommunication services.

 

American Jewish World Service

(New York)

Amount raised: $6,500,000

Amount spent: $3,000,000

Where the money went: Supported grass-roots organizations in providing food, clean water, and shelter to earthquake survivors and helped partner organizations meet continuing medical and psychosocial needs.

Future plans: To support human-rights-related, long-term community development.

 

American Red Cross

(Washington)

Amount raised: $486,000,000

Amount spent: $330,000,000 spent and committed

Where the money went: Approximately 27 percent has gone to food and emergency services, 20 percent to housing, 15 percent to water and sanitation, 13 percent to health, 11 percent to helping Haitians maintain livelihoods, 9 percent for disaster preparedness, and 5 percent for treating the cholera epidemic. Of the total, $171-million has gone or been committed to organizations working with the Red Cross, including CARE, United Nations World Food Program, Pan American Development Foundation, and many other charities.

Future plans: To spend $187-million on housing; 48 percent of that total has been committed or spent. Also to provide $74.7-million for health services, $73.3-million for food and emergency services, $53.7-million for improvement of water and sanitation, $39.5-million to promote livelihoods, $33.5-million for disaster preparedness, and $24-million to help fight the outbreak of cholera.

 

AmeriCares Foundation

(Stamford, Conn.)

Amount raised: $16,400,000

Amount spent: $7,200,000

In-kind donations: $46,800,000

Where the money went: To provide supplies and medicine for more than 100 health-care facilities and 409 medical trips of volunteers; the contributions included intravenous solutions and antibiotics during the cholera outbreak. In the last year the charity supported more than 500,000 treatments for patients.

Future plans: To continue providing grants to grass-roots organizations in Haiti for health-care access, cholera treatment, and maternal and child-health projects for the next two years.

 

Brother’s Brother Foundation

(Pittsburgh)

Amount raised: $974,444

Amount spent: $785,584

Where the money went: More than $165,193 was distributed to ship medical and pharmaceutical supplies. The group also issued $579,219 in grants to the Haitian Health Foundation, Medical Benevolence Foundation, and Food for the Poor.

Future plans: Remaining funds will help schools built with Food for the Poor and buy generators jointly with the Medical Benevolence Foundation.

 

CARE

(Atlanta)

Amount raised: $21,350,000; $58,800,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $41,400,000 of the worldwide total

Where the money went: To provide food, water, and shelter to 290,000 people in Haiti; distribute 40,000 school and recreation kits; provide psychological support to 2,200 parents to help them deal with their children’s trauma; conduct a prevention and hygiene campaign during the cholera epidemic, reaching more than 1.8 million people, 260,000 in person; and distribute 20,000 shelter-reinforcement kits during the 2011 hurricane season.

Future plans: To provide funds as part of a $100-million, five-year rebuilding program focusing on education, food, and economic development.

 

Catholic Medical Mission Board

(New York)

Amount raised: $2,555,073

Amount spent: $1,905,627

In-kind donations: $47,214,410

Where the money went: For health care, including $43.9-million for medicines for 14 partners in the months immediately after the earthquake, and for the Haiti Amputee Coalition, which has provided prosthetic limbs to more than 1,000 patients.

Future plans: Continuing to support the Haiti Amputee Coalition and helping the Ministry of Health with supply-chain management.

 

Catholic Relief Services

(Baltimore)

Amount raised: $130,300,000; $136,900,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $61,000,000 of the U.S. total; $67,600,000 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $7,700,000

Where the money went: In part to start a resettlement program that built 10,600 transitional shelters and to provide water, sanitation services, and clean-up of destroyed homes. Also to support cholera treatments in 11 hospitals and clinics across Haiti; provide 71,000 outpatient consultations and 1,000 emergency operations at St. Francois de Sales Hospital; recycle 16,000 metric tons of rubble for use in building 4,500 transitional shelters and 300 latrines; register 1,126 children who were separated from their families, reuniting 588 of them; provide meals to more than 1 million people; and give 12,000 people short-term employment.

Future plans: To continue working on reconstruction efforts, health issues, education, and waste management.

 

ChildFund International

(Richmond, Va.)

Amount raised: $1,178,233; $1,328,223 worldwide

Amount spent: $1,328,223

Where the money went: Working with Physicians for Peace and the Christian Blind Mission to set up health-rehabilitation programs and support seven local organizations that provide children’s services.

Future plans: All the funds have been granted to the partner organizations.

 

Church World Service

(New York)

Amount raised: $4,642,042; $6,210,766 worldwide

Amount spent: $4,436,064 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $471,000

Where the money went: For repairing and expanding housing for more than 250 people with disabilities; training 200 people in earthquake-resistant building practices; providing cash assistance, case management, and counseling for more than 2,000 people with disabilities; and using $200,000 in grants to restart small businesses. Also to provide microcredit loans for 13 cooperatives in the Northwest and Artibonite regions; enable the purchase of the House of Hope with a local partner, an education and training center; support 15 grass-roots organizations that conducted psychosocial activities to help children experiencing stress and trauma; and aid in Mainstreaming Protection training, given to 35 people in 20 grass-roots organizations to teach safety promotion and safeguarding of basic rights.

Future plans: Expanding current programs, including children’s services.

 

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

(Little Rock, Ark.)

Amount raised: $54,100,000

Amount spent: $37,600,000

In-kind donations: $1,044,547

Where the money went: To provide funds, grants, and program-related investments for organizations that support job promotion and economic development. Also to support provision of microfinance, access to financing and business services for small and growing businesses, and training and work force development.

Future plans: To continue current promotion of job growth and economic opportunity.

 

Concern Worldwide U.S.

(New York)

Amount raised: $5,508,968; $26,044,216 worldwide

Amount spent: $21,772,251 of the worldwide total*

Where the money went: For managing 13 camps and providing protection services in 15 settlements. Also to provide shelter and supplies for more than 98,000 people; 1,484 transitional shelters for 7,240 people; water and sanitation services for 75,000 people; cash-for-work for 42,681 people; and food for 96,477 pregnant women and children under 5. Assistance included distributing 80,000 treatment kits in response to the cholera outbreak.

Future plans: To continue current programs, including Return to Neighborhoods, which by 2012 is expected to have helped 33,000 people find permanent shelter and employment, including through small-business financing.

*Figure includes some government money.

 

Cooperative Housing Foundation International

(Silver Spring, Md.)

Amount raised: $1,884,000

Amount spent: $1,884,000

In-kind donations: $4,000,000

Where the money went: To rebuild the science faculty at the State University of Haiti; and to build shelters and provide water and sanitation services.

Future plans: All the funds have been spent.

 

Cross International Alliance*

(Pompano Beach, Fla.) 

Amount raised: $5,469,044 

Amount spent: $1,535,303 as of December 2010 

In-kind donations: $71,591,565

*Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

 

Direct Relief International

(Santa Barbara, Calif.)

Amount raised: $6,826,420

Amount spent: $4,574,628

In-kind donations: $68,884,276

Where the money went: Spending included $2,277,854 to ship, deliver, and store medicine and other health supplies valued at more than $67-million; $1,455,645 in grants to local nonprofits; $287,061 for medicine, especially to treat cholera and for maternal-child health; $450,495 for program management and travel; and $103,622 for other operating expenses.

Future plans: To continue providing medical supplies ($1.3-million) and maternal and child-health services ($700,000).

 

Doctors Without Borders USA (Medecins Sans Frontières USA)

(New York)

Amount raised: $70,475,848; $138,000,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $58,617,398 of the U.S. total

Where the money went: To treat more than 160,000 people for cholera. In addition, more than 3,000 staff members have provided orthopedic, obstetric and neonatal services and opened five hospitals.

Future plans: All the money has been spent or been committed to existing services.

 

Entertainment Industry Foundation

 (Los Angeles) 

Amount raised: $66,000,000 

Amount spent: $66,000,000

Where the money went: To support the work in Haiti of the American Red Cross, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Friends of the World Food Program, Oxfam, Partners in Health, United States Fund for UNICEF, and the Yéle Haiti Foundation. Money was distributed in 2010.

 

Feed the Children

(Oklahoma City)

Amount raised: $1,710,435

Amount spent: $1,710,435

In-kind donations: $11,409,464

Where the money went: Providing more than 130,000 people with food and supplies such as tents, hygiene kits, and water-purification tools. Also providing health services, with assistance to more than 12,000 patients.

Future plans: Money raised for earthquake relief has been spent, but the group will continue operating in Haiti as it did before the disaster.

 

Fonkoze USA

(New York)

Amount raised: $2,422,922

Amount spent: $2,306,618

Where the money went: To support infrastructure replacement and repair, and aid Fonkoze staff members and their families.

Future plans: To support infrastructure recovery and a new housing program.

 

Food for the Poor

(Coconut Creek, Fla.)

Amount raised: $20,744,144

Amount spent: $20,744,144

In-kind donations: $159,000,000

Where the money went: To purchase and ship more than 1,350 containers of food, water, medicine, building supplies, and other materials. Also for construction of 1,500 two-room homes and some emergency sanitation facilities.

Future plans: Money raised specifically for earthquake relief was spent as of October 2010. The organization will continue providing assistance in Haiti as it did before the disaster.

 

Fuller Center for Housing

(Americus, Ga.)

Amount raised: $540,000

Amount spent: $305,600

Where the money went: To build 25 permanent houses and begin construction of two more.

Future plans: To build primary housing over the next two to three years.

 

Habitat for Humanity International

(Americus, Ga.)

Amount raised: $26,300,000; $36,400,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $36,400,000 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $1,400,000

Where the money went: To assemble and distribute emergency shelter kits and conduct assessments of structural damage to buildings.

Future plans: To continue provision of housing and upgrading of shelters; to support management and training for Haitian ministries; and to pay for training in construction techniques, financial literacy, damage assessment, disaster risk reduction, and business development.

 

Handicap International

(Takoma Park, Md.)

Amount raised: $6,517,003

Amount spent: $14,527,950 of the total raised by affiliates worldwide,

In-kind donations: $978,118

Where the money went: To provide relief such as food, tents, and survival equipment; build transitional homes for disaster victims; and provide orthopedic or prosthesis devices as well as rehabilitation and basic care.

Future plans: To continue building transitional shelters and providing assistance to disabled persons, including prosthetic and orthotic devices for those with traumatic injuries and staff training for service providers.

 

Heifer International

(Little Rock, Ark.)

Amount raised: $2,552,234; $2,566,876 worldwide

Amount spent: $1,921,713 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $29,179

Where the money went: Provision of food and water to 1,200 families; transportation for 251 people moving from Port-au Prince to rural areas; construction of a road in Dupré to link farmers with markets, benefiting 3,000 families; distribution of 913 head of livestock; building of four water cisterns; and distribution of first-aid kits to 200 families during the cholera outbreak.

Future plans: Remaining funds will go to existing projects.

 

HelpAge USA

(Washington)

Amount raised: $1,599,354; $7,863,680 worldwide

Amount spent: $7,340,900 of the worldwide total

Where the money went: To assist older persons by supporting hospitals in the provision of primary-care and ophthalmic services and by promoting prioritization in access to transitional shelters. Also to pay for sessions that raise local awareness of hurricane threats.

Future plans: To support older persons by providing literacy classes, identification cards, local health-care services, and increased awareness of cholera. Also to map health facilities and services in areas where the charity works.

 

Hope for Haiti

(Naples, Fla.)

Amount raised: $5,900,000

Amount spent: $2,200,000

In-kind donations: $33,000,000

Where the money went: To establish a clinic for disaster victims, build temporary schools and other structures, and distribute emergency supplies.

Future plans: To expand availability of health and educational services and support program partners to serve more clients.

 

Humane Society of the United States

(Washington)

Amount raised: $1,550,000

Amount spent: $550,000

In-kind donations: $10,000

Where the money went: To establish an emergency response and recovery program for pets and working equine animals, and to provide assistance such as training of government veterinarians, leasing of property for veterinary care, and support for services such as care and sterilization of street dogs.

Future plans: To support five areas of animal care and management: veterinary training and outreach, spay/neuter/vaccination services, equine-care workshops and training, a new Haiti Animal Welfare Center, and the development of a Haitian veterinary response team to promote disaster preparedness and awareness.

 

IMA World Health*

(New Windsor, Md.) 

Amount raised: $397,771

Amount spent: $331,087 as of December 2010 

In-kind donations: $325,977

*The organization did not respond to requests for updated figures.

 

International Medical Corps

(Santa Monica, Calif.)

Amount raised: $12,063,160

Amount spent: $9,438,192

In-kind donations: $14,583,649

Where the money went: To provide health-care services such as patient consultations, malnutrition screenings for children and pregnant women, treatment of mental disorders, and cholera-prevention programs. Also to provide health-care training in emergency care for nurses, emergency medicine for physicians, and cholera care for local health-care providers, while building cholera-treatment sites and hygienic facilities such as latrines and shower units.

Future plans: To continue supporting the charity’s programs, based on availability of funds.

 

International Relief & Development*

(Arlington, Va.)

Amount raised: $345,000 

Amount spent: $310,000 as of December 2010 

In-kind donations: $16,000,000

*Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

 

International Rescue Committee

(New York)

Amount raised: $13,482,086; $13,586,824 worldwide

Amount spent: $10,519,310

In-kind donations: $288,000

Where the money went: For human-right services such as giving 1,469 people legal assistance and monitoring 168 camps. Efforts reunited 1,271 children with their families; trained more than 1,000 child-protection workers; aided 783 schoolchildren; trained 40 case workers in interagency family tracing and reunification methods; and provided safety-awareness training and services for women. The group also helped restore water and sanitation services, in part to respond to cholera and prevent its spread; distributed 21,831 hygiene kits; and reconstructed or rehabilitated sanitation facilities. A cash-for-work program resulted in the employment of 4,752 people.

Future plans: To distribute remaining funds in 2012 for continued support of human-rights services, family-reunification programs, education, assistance to women subject to violence, and improved access to clean water and sanitation services.

 

Islamic Relief USA*

(Alexandria, Va.)

Amount raised: $2,527,914

Amount spent: $1,700,000 as of December 2010

In-kind donations: $377,695

*Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

 

Lions Clubs International Foundation

(Oak Brook, Ill.)

Amount raised: $6,694,421 worldwide

Amount spent: $3,658,392 of the worldwide total

Where the money went: To provide emergency relief, including medical aid, food, clean drinking water, bedding, and clothing; to support the rebuilding of the National Nurse’s School, Port-au-Prince’s only nursing school; to pay for construction of provisional homes and continue the Lions Club housing project; to build permanent homes and a community center; and to support reconstruction of Notre Dame School.

Future plans: To continue reconstruction efforts, including rebuilding of homes, hospitals, and an eye-care system. Also to continue collaboration with other organizations and the government to make the most of project funding and ensure sustainability.

 

Lutheran World Relief

(Baltimore)

Amount raised: $7,283,985

Amount spent: $3,213,383

In-kind donations: $1,300,000

Where the money went: Buying shelters for 9,000 families; distributing food, water, tents, and sanitation services to assist 170,000 people; working with 11 community associations to provide services to displaced people; supporting cholera treatment and prevention programs; and helping 3,500 farmers increase agricultural production.

Future plans: Remaining funds will support the continuation of projects to help Haitians earn livelihoods and rebuild infrastructure.

 

Medical Teams International

(Tigard, Ore.)

Amount raised: $5,515,000

Amount spent: $4,367,000

In-kind donations: $11,000,000

Where the money went: Treating more than 40,000 cholera patients, distributing medicine and medical supplies to more than 250,000 people, and working with the Ministry of Health to develop a training program for workers who provide assistance to earthquake survivors with trauma. More than 1,400 prosthetics and rehabilitation sessions were provided, and a clinic in LaComa that serves 25,000 people was rehabilitated.

Future plans: To continue providing health services, including physical therapy sessions, dental care, and health education.

 

Mennonite Central Committee

(Akron, Pa.)

Amount raised: $5,400,000; $14,200,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $10,200,000 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $3,000,000

Where the money went: Building or repairing 741 homes; inspecting 680 schools, clinics, churches, and orphanages; giving cash to 1,021 people; helping to employ 1,709 people through a cash-for-work program; and training 125 students in agriculture and building trades.

Future plans: Remaining funds will be spent over three years on efforts to provide shelter and housing, food security and livelihoods, education, human rights, emergency assistance, health, and support for earthquake survivors affected by trauma, along with other operational costs.

 

Mercy Corps

(Portland, Ore.)

Amount raised: $19,816,382; $20,322,964 worldwide

Amount spent: $9,379,825 of the worldwide total as of October 2011

In-kind donations: $112,606

Where the money went: Reached 1.1 million people in Port-au-Prince, Central Plateau, and Lower Artibonite Valley. Efforts employed more than 234,000 people; assisted 90,000 trauma-affected youths; gave 429,000 people access to drinking water; provided cholera prevention and treatment services to 500,000; supported a cash-assistance program for 30,000 families hosting displaced earthquake survivors in the Central Plateau; and delivered water treatment and sanitation supplies to 99,000 families.

Future plans: Remaining money will be spent over the next 15 months to support economic development, youth, agriculture, and environmental programs.

 

Operation Blessing International

(Virginia Beach)

Amount raised: $6,928,690; $7,095,654 worldwide

Amount spent: $7,095,654 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $190,320,488

Where the money went: To provide services such as water purification, filtration, and testing systems and building of hygienic facilities such as toilet and shower units. Also to support and expand partnerships with local medical institutions such as Haiti’s General Hospital and St. Damien Children’s Hospital, including the provision of medicine and supplies.

Future plans: To continue providing water-purification services, to support construction projects at St. Damien and St. Luc’s hospitals, and the manage production of and pay for medical-grade oxygen for the general hospital over the next two years.

 

Operation USA

(Los Angeles)

Amount raised: $2,806,000

Amount spent: $2,300,000 as of December 2011

In-kind donations: $5,600,000

Where the money went: To support emergency aid, including the provision of medical, energy, food and shelter supplies; to pay for on-the-ground services in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel provided by medical personnel and partner agencies; to provide St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital and St. Luke’s Schools in Port-au-Prince with emergency supplies, food, and cooking utensils and to support rebuilding of the public school Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez in Jacmel.

Future plans: To pay for programs at Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez for at least the next three to five years, and to support a feeding program that provides one free meal a day to all the students.

 

Oxfam America

(Boston)

Amount raised: $30,000,000; $120,000,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $18,300,000; $89,000,000 worldwide

Where the money went: Providing emergency water, sanitation, and other public-health services to more than one million people, as well as emergency shelter to more than 94,000 and food assistance to more than 200,000. Other assistance included grants to small businesses and established cash-for-work programs.

Future plans: To aid long-term water, sanitation, and public-health services over the next three years, and to continue support for agriculture-development programs in rural areas.

 

Pan American Development Foundation

(Washington)

Amount raised: $1,500,000; $2,000,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $2,000,000

In-kind donations: $3,000,000

Where the money went: Distribution of 100 tons of in-kind donations and development of a program to assess and repair homes, which led to a $25-million grant.

Future plans: All the money raised was spent.

 

Partners In Health

(Boston)

Amount raised: $102,000,000

Amount spent: $72,000,000

In-kind donations: $6,400,000

Where the money went: To provide health care to people living in four settlement camps in Port-au-Prince and pay for emergency staff support.

Future plans: To support completion of Mirebalais Hospital, as well as the operation of Partners In Health’s hospitals and health centers.

 

Plan USA

(Warwick, R.I.)

Amount raised: $2,577,677; $28,593,094

Amount spent: $27,186,223 of the worldwide total

Where the money went: To support an after-school program for 300 children and 100 volunteers who provided emotional support to 6,000 children, and to build 152 transitional classrooms.

Future plans: Continuing to work on programs in education, health care, and economic development.

 

Population Services International*

(Washington)

Amount raised: $352,084

Amount spent: $295,262 as of December 2010

*Organization was unable to provide updated figures.

 

Project Hope/People-to-People Health Foundation

(Millwood, Va.)

Amount raised: $2,405,000

Amount spent: $2,326,000

In-kind donations: $57,040,000

Where the money went: To ship, store, and provide medicines and medical supplies, and to support rehabilitation and patient-education services.

Future plans: Primarily to continue supporting patient- and community-education efforts.

 

Relief International

(Los Angeles)

Amount raised: $599,344

Amount spent: $486,596

Where the money went: To provide health services and vocational training for women’s groups and aid the distribution of livestock.

Future plans: Some efforts, such as helping to build permanent homes for displaced people, have been cut back due to lack of funds.

 

Salvation Army

(Alexandria, Va.)

Amount raised: $31,321,393

Amount spent: $13,010,157

Where the money went: To build a new Salvation Army headquarters in Haiti; to supply food and water; to support treatment in local clinics and provide emergency relief items, such as cleaning kits, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, tents, and transitional shelters; to institute a school feeding program and build temporary classrooms; and to pay for services such as cholera prevention and educational programs.

Future plans: To help families earn a living and acquire permanent housing; open nine centers serving children and teenagers; rebuild and refurbish schools; provide temporary educational facilities; improve accessibility for disabled people; and rebuild a clinic and community center, while also engaging in community organization and development.

 

Save the Children

(Westport, Conn.)

Amount raised: $40,283,816; $128,093,747 worldwide

Amount spent: $100,127,584 of the worldwide total

Where the money went: For nutrition programs that have served 130,680 women and children; and to provide clean water and other sanitation services for 347,800 people, education programs for 71,000 children, and health services to treat those with HIV/AIDS and cholera.

Future plans: Remaining funds have been committed to grants as part of the charity’s five-year plan to help rebuild schools, rehabilitate health facilities, and provide clean water and sanitation.

 

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

(Cambridge, Mass.)

Amount raised: $2,552,356

Amount spent: $1,491,914

Where the money went: To aid resettlement of displaced families and promote sustainable farming on cooperative land in; to establish a home for orphaned girls; to provide a community-based training program to stop violence against women; to support the development of materials for training to prevent child abuse and child servitude; and to sponsor volunteer efforts of church members traveling to Haiti to help with reconstruction work.

Future plans: To continue present efforts for another year and introduce renewable and sustainable energies, such as solar and alternative charcoal production, and alternative organic agricultural techniques. Also to organize a cross-cultural exchange between diverse Haitian women’s groups and members of successful women’s rights movements in other countries.

 

United Methodist Committee on Relief

(New York)

Amount raised: $45,100,663

Amount spent: $9,684,689

Where the money went: Awarding of 33 college scholarships; distribution of school kits to 48,928 students; training of 7,226 small farmers; provision of seeds, tools, fertilizer, and livestock feed to 2,032 families; shipping of 137,353 health kits and 300 birthing kits; provision of teacher salaries at 120 schools of the Methodist Church in Haiti; and provision of access to clean drinking water to 7,056 people in communities affected by the cholera outbreak.

Future plans: Over the next five to 10 years funds will be spent primarily to help rebuild and develop communities, with continuing assistance for efforts in education, health, livelihoods, shelter, and infrastructure.

 

United Nations Foundation

 (Washington) 

Amount raised: $3,900,000

Amount spent: $3,900,000  

Where the money went: Of the total, $2.4 million went to the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund to provide emergency food, medicine, water, and shelter immediately following the earthquake; $240,000 to the United Nations Development Program for its cash-for-work project; and more than $776,000 to the United Nations Population Fund for maternal health kits and solar street lights to help keep women safe at night. 

Future plans: Remaining money will go to the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response

 

United States Fund for Unicef

(New York)

Amount raised: $76,351,732; $351,000,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $257,100,000 of the worldwide total

In-kind donations: $1,002,841

Where the money went: To Unicef, the United Nations agency. This included $66-million of uncommitted funds, some of which was used to respond to the cholera outbreak. Nearly 1.5 million children received materials promoting hygiene, to help fight the spread of cholera; 2,500 schools received teaching and learning materials; 193 transitional schools were built; 393,000 children were screened for malnutrition; 2,770 children were reunited with their families; and about 170,000 children were vaccinated. Also provided were water supplies and sanitation services that benefited 600,000 people in camps and neighborhoods.

Future plans: Remaining funds will be spent on managing localized cholera outbreaks, and to continue providing children’s services in health, nutrition, education, protection, and hygiene.

 

United Way Worldwide

(Alexandria, Va.)

Amount raised: $2,300,000

Amount spent: $2,100,000

Where the money went: To rebuild educational facilities; build water-purification plants, a Critical Care Training Center, and a transitional treatment facility for at-risk pregnant women; and to support personal health-care education for girls and young women.

Future plans: To sponsor a health program to be completed in 2012.

 

University of Miami

(Coral Gables, Fla.)

Amount raised: $6,124,895

Amount spent: $5,524,965

In-kind donations: $925,450

Where the money went: Hospital staff have performed 2,900 surgeries and handled 55,000 emergency and outpatient visits, and the university has transported more than 5,000 volunteer doctors and other medical professionals.

Future plans: To provide necessary infrastructure.

 

William J. Clinton Foundation*

 (Little Rock, Ark.) 

Amount raised: $16,400,000 

Amount spent: $11,500,000 as of December 2010

In-kind donations: $16,000,000 

Where the money went: A portion ($3.75-million) went to 14 charities or United Nations agencies, including Concern Worldwide USA, Partners In Health, and Oxfam, to help them meet a variety of needs. Commitments included $1.5-million to fight the cholera epidemic; $1-million for construction of hurricane shelters; and $1-million to help the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, which is helping to oversee earthquake recovery. 

Future plans: Remaining funds will help meet pressing needs. Independent of donations raised after the earthquake, the foundation is supporting small- and medium-size business in Haiti through a $20-million fund created with the philanthropists Frank Giustra and Carlos Slim.

*Organization was unable to provide updated figures.

 

World Food Program USA*

 (Washington)

Amount raised: $18,362,722

Amount spent: $18,262,274 as of Dec. 2010

In-kind donations: $502,200

* Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

 

World Vision

(Federal Way, Wash.)

Amount raised: $46,100,000; $132,600,000 worldwide

Amount spent: $197,300,000 of the total government and private money raised worldwide

In-kind donations: $7,000,000

Where the money went: For food ($58.2-million); shelter ($31.5-million; program management ($19.4-million); relief supplies ($16.5-million); water and sanitation ($14.3-million); infrastructure ($6.7-million); health care ($5.8-million); protection programming ($4.6-million); economic development ($3.5-million); disaster mitigation ($2.8-million); and education ($2.5-million). Money also went to advocacy efforts, leadership development, and monitoring and evaluation of programs. Also spent was $17.1-million in cash raised and distributed through other organizations.

Future plans: To focus on food security, employment programs for Haitians, education, health, and child protection and advocacy.

 

Yéle Haiti Foundation*

 (New York)

Amount raised: $13,909,900 

Amount spent: $6,134,900 as of December 2010

* Organization did not respond to requests for updated information.

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