News and analysis
March 03, 2010

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.