• October 24, 2014

How Charities Are Helping Haiti: How Much They Raised and Spent

Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, nonprofit groups have raised $1.3-billion to help the nation recover.

ActionAid USA
Washington
Amount raised: $471,813; $11,000,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $2,351,000 worldwide
Where the money went: Food, clothing, and tarps for 20,000 people. Basic health care for 140 people. Also has gathered and mapped information on gender-based violence in the camps.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
Silver Spring
Amount raised: $7,161,357
Amount spent: $1,873,990
Where the money went: Food, hygiene and sanitation in camps, two mobile health-care clinics, 30 classroom tents for schools, water purification, tents, and household items.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
New York
Amount raised: $7,300,000
Amount spent: $3,502,685
Where the money went: Medical relief and supplies ($914,065); water, food, and shelter ($905,000); rehabilitation for people who were disabled by the earthquake ($661,520); temporary schools ($400,000); construction training for new builders ($223,100); counseling ($100,000); cash-for-work programs and agricultural tools ($100,000); Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief ($100,000); and shipping ($99,000).

American Jewish World Service
New York
Amount raised: $6,000,000
Amount spent: $1,200,000
Where the money went: Grants to 16 Haitian organizations to support immediate relief efforts. Future grants will focus on longer-term recovery work.

American Red Cross
Washington
Amount raised: $464,000,000
Amount spent: $117,000,000
Where the money went: About half spent on food and emergency services; about a third for shelter; and the remainder toward activities such as cash assistance and water, sanitation, and health programs.

AmeriCares Foundation
Stamford
Amount raised: $15,000,000
Amount spent: $2,700,000
Where the money went: $30-million worth of donated medical supplies distributed to more than 60 health-care facilities; grants to health-care organizations; additional relief supplies; salaries, rent, and travel.

Brother's Brother Foundation
Pittsburgh
Amount raised: $877,177
Amount spent: $162,178
Where the money went: Covered costs to ship 35 containers of donated medical and humanitarian supplies. Also plans to contribute up to $300,000 to rebuild a hospital in Leogane, as well as money to rebuild three schools.

CARE
Atlanta
Amount raised: $18,200,000; $36,500,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $9,600,000 worldwide
Where the money went: Shelter ($3.7 million), water and sanitation ($2.7 million), food and emergency supplies, shelter and housing-repair kits. CARE’s long-term plans include building women’s health-care centers.

Catholic Medical Mission Board
New York
Amount raised: $2,466,498

Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore
Amount raised: $140,820,000
Amount spent: $30,572,448
Where the money went: Food and jobs, water and sanitation services, shelter, education and child protection. Also gave $606,855 to St. Francois De Sales Hospital, in Port au Prince and $169,927 to the Catholic Church of Haiti.

ChildFund International
Richmond
Amount raised: $1,487,548
Amount spent: $619,741
Where the money went: Set up safe places for children with disabilities to play and get access to therapy and follow-up medical care. Sites on school grounds also provide support services so that children with disabilities can attend the same schools as those without disabilities.

Church World Service
New York
Amount raised: $3,513,889
Amount spent: $1,900,000
Where the money went: Projects with grass-roots Haitian groups to establish secure food sources, help children in need, and assist people with disabilities.

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
Little Rock
Amount raised: $50,000,000
Amount spent: $4,000,000
Where the money went: Grants to aid groups providing emergency relief.

William J. Clinton Foundation
Little Rock
Amount raised: $16,090,535
Amount spent: $9,895,700
Where the money went: Grants to 12 organizations for immediate relief efforts($3-million); emergency hurricane shelters ($1-million); Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission ($1-million); emergency relief, education, and agricultural supplies; and shipment of donated goods.

Concern Worldwide U.S.
New York
Amount raised: $4,060,203
Amount spent: $3,467,202
Where the money went: A camp for people who lost their homes, other shelter, emergency nutrition, emergency aid for children, cash-for-work programs, and road building.

Cooperative Housing Foundation International
Silver Spring
Amount raised: $4,500,000
Amount spent: $4,050,000
Where the money went: Shelter, rubble removal -- including cash-for-work programs that employ Haitians to remove debris -- and water and sanitation efforts.

Cross International Alliance
Pompano Beach
Amount raised: $5,469,044
Amount spent: $1,535,303
Where the money went: Shipping of donated relief supplies valued at more than $71-million ($787,415), cash grants ($182,425), food ($48,000), management and fund raising ($517,463). In addition, has pledged more than $2-million to housing and school construction, debris removal, and starting a factory to make house-construction materials.

Direct Relief International
Santa Barbara
Amount raised: $6,300,000
Amount spent: $3,900,000
Where the money went: Shipping and delivery of donated medicine and health supplies valued at $45.4-million; rehabilitation services for people with disabilities ($2-million); and cash grants to grass-roots Haitian organizations ($500,000).

Doctors Without Borders USA (Médecins Sans Frontières USA)
New York
Amount raised: $66,483,138; $112,000,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $65,190,000 worldwide
Where the money went: Health-care services provided to more than 180,000 people. Costs include drugs, medical equipment, logistic equipment, salaries, and support services.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation/Hope for Haiti Now telethon
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 Yele Haiti Foundation.

Feed the Children
Oklahoma City
Amount raised: $1,000,000
Amount spent: $838,588
Where the money went: Shipping and delivering supplies, medical items, shelter, and other relief efforts.

Fonkoze USA
New York
Amount raised: $2,175,792
Amount spent: $2,043,474
Where the money went: Grants to Fonkoze Financial Services, in Haiti, to help the organization rebuild its operations after the earthquake ($958,206), to help clients rebuild their lives ($738,768), and to aid employees affected by the disaster ($346,500).

Food for the Poor
Coconut Creek
Amount raised: $20,500,000
Amount spent: $10,700,000
Where the money went: Food, sanitation, water, tents, solar lighting, lumber, zinc for roofs, water treatment systems, medical supplies and equipment, pharmaceuticals, hygiene kits, clothing, and toiletries.

Friends of the World Food Programme
Washington
Amount raised: $18,200,000
Amount spent: $14,400,000
Where the money went: Given to World Food Programme operations in Haiti, which include emergency food distribution, coordination of aid groups, agricultural programs, food-for-work and cash-for-work efforts, and storage of food and other supplies in areas across the country to prepare for hurricane season.

Habitat for Humanity International
Americus
Amount raised: $11,900,000
Amount spent: $5,800,000
Where the money went: Emergency relief and rebuilding.

Handicap International
Takoma Park
Amount raised: $4,750,000
Amount spent: $3,811,564 worldwide
Where the money went: Treatment and rehabilitation for people injured during the earthquake; temporary prostheses and limb-support devices for 364 people; crutches, wheelchairs, neck braces, splints, and other equipment; management of a fleet of 70 trucks that distribute relief supplies for more than 60 aid groups.

Heifer International
Little Rock
Amount raised: $1,400,000

HelpAge USA
Washington
Amount raised: $6,604,519
Amount spent: $1,225,659
Where the money went: Distribution of food, tents and tarps, and hygiene kits to older people; mobile medical clinics; salaries and supplies for nursing homes; shipping, storage, and security measures.

Humane Society of the United States
Washington
Amount raised: $1,000,000

IMA World Health
New Windsor
Amount raised: $295,000
Amount spent: $59,250
Where the money went: Medicine and medical supplies. Over the longer term, will work with local people and governments to strengthen the health system in Haiti.

International Medical Corps
Santa Monica
Amount raised: $13,000,000
Amount spent: $4,500,000
Where the money went: Heath-care services, training for medical workers, and water and sanitation programs.

International Relief & Development
Arlington
Amount raised: $330,000
Amount spent: $192,000
Where the money went: Provided emergency shelters, primarily in the Leogane area, to 2,000 families and built 143 transitional shelters. Plans to build another 2,350 shelters in the next eight months.

International Rescue Committee
New York
Amount raised: $6,794,906
Amount spent: $1,760,090
Where the money went: Family reunification, safe spaces for children, efforts to prevent gender-based violence, cash-for-work programs, water and sanitation, and distribution of plastic sheeting and other emergency supplies.

Islamic Relief USA
Alexandria
Amount raised: $2,100,000

Lions Clubs International Foundation
Oak Brook
Amount raised: $5,000,000
Amount spent: $236,200
Where the money went: Immediate relief efforts, including tents, food, water, and first aid. Majority of funds will be used for long-term rebuilding, such as school construction, temporary and permanent housing, eye-care facilities, and services for people with disabilities.

Lutheran World Relief
Baltimore
Amount raised: $6,878,003
Amount spent: $2,662,452
Where the money went: Immediate relief supplies, such as food, water, and health kits; cash-for-work programs; soil conservation and seed distribution; training workers to promote good-health strategies; water and sanitation.

Medical Teams International
Tigard
Amount raised: $4,600,000
Amount spent: $1,300,000
Where the money went: Costs associated with sending more than 100 volunteer doctors, nurses, and other health-care workers to treat earthquake survivors; shipped and distributed donated medicines and medical supplies valued at $5-million; and transported critically ill or injured people to the United States for treatment.

Mennonite Central Committee
Akron
Amount raised: $5,700,000; $13,900,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $2,450,000 worldwide
Where the money went: Housing, relief supplies, and shipping costs.

Mercy Corps
Portland
Amount raised: $14,903,535
Amount spent: $2,885,503
Where the money went: Food, water, and other emergency needs; cash-for-work programs and economic-recover efforts; and mental-health support for children.

Operation USA
Los Angeles
Amount raised: $2,400,000
Amount spent: $272,000
Where the money went: $5.5-million spent in medical and emergency supplies and grants to local groups. Also has committed money to rebuild a school in Jacmel and meet other needs.

Oxfam America
Boston
Amount raised: $29,000,000; $90,000,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $11,000,000;$30,000,000 worldwide
Where the money went: Water and sanitation, food and other support, and emergency shelter. An estimated 420,000 people have been helped.

Pan American Development Foundation
Washington
Amount raised: $1,610,000

Partners In Health
Boston
Amount raised: $85,000,000
Amount spent: $25,200,000
Where the money went: Medical care at clinics ($10.7-million); social and economic services ($5.9-million); medical services in camps ($2.9-million); and other smaller expenditures.

Plan USA
Warwick
Amount raised: $1,500,000; $33,000,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $20,000,000 worldwide
Where the money went: Food, water, and shelter initially. Now providing care to children in the camps, building semi-permanent schools, training teachers, and overseeing a cash-for work-program, among other efforts.

Population Services International
Washington
Amount raised: $189,193
Amount spent: $211,000
Where the money went: Efforts to ensure access to safe drinking water after the earthquake. Now turning to longer-term help, such as preventing and treating HIV/AIDS and malaria and providing health care to children.

Project Hope/People-to-People Health Foundation
Millwood
Amount raised: $1,700,000

Relief International
Los Angeles
Amount raised: $533,000

Salvation Army
Alexandria
Amount raised: $20,500,000
Amount spent: $6,800,000
Where the money went: Managing a camp for 20,000 people in Port-au-Prince, providing food, water, and medical aid and supporting cash-for-work programs. Plans to build more than 4,000 transitional shelters.

Save the Children
Westport
Amount raised: $24,600,000; $71,400,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $21,900,000

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Cambridge
Amount raised: $1,887,158
Amount spent: $380,000
Where the money went: Support for grass-roots groups in their efforts to create temporary work programs for people in rural areas, provide food and other aid to people in camps outside the capital, help peasant groups buy locally produced food, and for other kinds of aid.

United Methodist Committee on Relief
New York
Amount raised: $39,855,138
Amount spent: $11,500,000
Where the money went: Food, tents, and other emergency supplies, as well as to begin a three-year rebuilding effort.

United Nations Foundation
Washington
Amount raised: $3,900,000
Amount spent: $3,500,000
Where the money went: More than $3.2-million to the U.N. Central Emergency Relief Fund for food and other emergency aid. Remaining money is paying for cash-for-work programs, health kits for mothers, and other efforts.

United States Fund for Unicef
New York
Amount raised: $73,100,000
Amount spent: $56,300,000
Where the money went: Given to Unicef to help the U.N. agency improve child health, safety, nutrition, and education and to strengthen the Haitian government’s efforts to respond to the needs of children.

United Way Worldwide
Alexandria
Amount raised: $2,000,000
Amount spent: $726,000
Where the money went: Efforts to help Haitian refugees and evacuees in the United States, as well as work to rebuild schools. Longer-term efforts will also focus on reconstructing Haiti’s education system.

University of Miami
Coral Gables
Amount raised: $5,800,000
Amount spent: $4,300,000
Where the money went: Support for a hospital that has performed more than 1,300 surgeries since the earthquake and for other health needs, including providing assistance to other nonprofit groups.

World Vision
Federal Way
Amount raised: $44,000,000; $192,000,000 worldwide
Amount spent: $56,000,000 worldwide
Where the money went: More than $17-million of the total raised internationally has been spent on emergency and transitional shelter; $13-million on food; and $2.4-million on water and sanitation. Work programs and education have received less during this initial phase, but amount will grow.

Yéle Haiti Foundation
New York
Amount raised: $16,000,000

Comments

1. gsweeten - July 09, 2010 at 05:08 pm

Very impressive and it satrikes me how important it is to have a lot of different charities doing this kind of work because they can raise more money and be in so many different places at one time. I am also impressed with the large number of religious organizations.

2. ppcllc - July 09, 2010 at 05:53 pm

This tells me nothing.

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