Update: Fundraising for Sandy Victims Totals More Than $116.2-Million

Here are the latest totals from charities that are raising money for Superstorm Sandy relief and recovery efforts. Combined with previously reported figures, more than $116.2-million has been raised.

  • American Red Cross: $103-million in donations and pledges
  • Salvation Army: $4.7-million, including $4.3-million in online donations and nearly $440,000 through its toll-free fundraising phone number
  • United Way of New York City: $3-million from corporate, foundation, and individual donors
  • United Way: $1.9-million has been reported raised by the charity’s U.S. headquarters, largely from pledges by companies such as Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, FedEx, and Nationwide Insurance.
  • New York Cares: $700,000
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation, the office of Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: $600,000 for the Brooklyn Recovery Fund
  • AARP Foundation: $541,469, primarily from AARP members. The nonprofit has increased its dollar-to-dollar matching commitment to $750,000, since donations have passed the initial commitment of $500,000.
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief: $337,105 from online and text donations.
  • Modest Needs Foundation: $165,000 for its Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, which will be used to assist low-income households in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

The following is a sampling of large gifts and grants made by companies and foundations that were announced as of November 7:

  • Goldman Sachs: $10-million, of which Goldman Sachs Gives will donate $5-million for clean-up and recovery efforts
  • Coach Foundation: $2-million to the American Red Cross. The grant maker will also match Coach employee donations to the American Red Cross or to a qualified relief organization of the employee’s choice.
  • Allstate and the Allstate Foundation: $1.2-million, of which $1-million will be allocated to its recovery fund, which will support local nonprofits in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. The foundation will match employee and insurance-agency owners’ donations dollar-to-dollar, up to $100,000.
  • BNY Mellon: $1-million to the American Red Cross, local food banks, and community organizations engaged in relief efforts. This figure includes a $500,000 corporate gift and $500,000 to match contributions made by the company’s employees.
  • Horizon Foundation for New Jersey: $1-million. Of that figure,  $250,000 goes to the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey, $250,000 to the Salvation Army’s New Jersey division, $100,000 to the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, and $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The remaining $300,000 will be used to match employee donations to the organizations listed above on a three-to-one basis.
  • New York Life: $1-million. Of that figure, $500,000 will go to the American Red Cross and $250,000 each will be given to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and recovery efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Also, the company will match contributions made by its employees, agents, and retirees to the American Red Cross and Feeding America, with no limitations.
  • Dow Chemical Company: $500,000. Of this amount, $100,000 will go to the American Red Cross for its National Disaster Fund and $150,000 will be given to local Red Cross chapters and other human-service providers in areas that contain Dow facilities. Also, the company will match employee donations up to $100,000
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation along with Newsday and News 12: will match the first $500,000 raised for the Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief program at 50-cents on the dollar.

Emma Carew Grovum contributed to this article.

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