News and analysis
December 06, 2001

How Much Charitable Funds Have Raised and Distributed for September 11 Recovery Efforts

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Name of fund: Liberty Disaster Relief Fund
Amount raised: $581,600,000
Amount distributed: $160,000,000
Where the money is going:

$94.1-million for immediate disaster relief, including food and counseling for victims and their families, as well as for rescue and recovery workers.$56.1-million to cover the immediate cash needs of families that lost at least one wage earner in the attacks. $9.8-million toward direct support costs.

AMERICARES FOUNDATION

Name of fund: AmeriCares Heroes' Fund, Aid for Terrorist Attack Victims
Amount raised: $7,842,750
Amount distributed: $4,000,000

To provide general relief related to the attack on the World Trade Center (Aid for Terrorist Attack Victims). The Heroes' Fund has distributed $4-million, to support immediate family members of the New York firefighters, police officers, emergency-medical workers, and employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who died in the attacks.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA

Name of fund: Terrorist Attack Relief Fund
Amount raised: $14,000,000
Amount distributed: $120,000
Where the money is going:

To help victims and their families, as well as recovery workers, with long-term needs, including financial difficulties, counseling, job retraining, and emergency day care.

SALVATION ARMY

Name of fund: National Disaster Fund, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Compassion Under Fire
Amount raised: $62,500,786
Amount distributed: $8,505,715
Where the money is going:

To help victims and their families pay for housing, utilities, food, transportation, insurance, employment, and other needs.

WORLD VISION AND CONCERTS OF PRAYER OF GREATER NEW YORK

Name of fund: American Families Assistance Fund
Amount raised: $9,500,000
Amount distributed: $1,067,496
Where the money is going:

To provide training for trauma counselors, grants for widows and orphans of firefighters and police officers who were killed as a result of the attacks, and assistance to people who lost family members in the events of September 11 or became unemployed.

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CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION

Name of fund: Helping USA
Amount raised: $233,350
Amount distributed: 0
Where the money is going:

To support groups in the United States that are helping victims of the attacks and their families.

CITIZENS' SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF AMERICA LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION

Name of fund: Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Amount raised: $42,300,000
Amount distributed: 0
Where the money is going:

To help pay for the postsecondary education of the children and spouses of those killed or severely injured in the September 11 attacks. The fund plans to begin distributing money in January.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE FUND

Name of fund: FEEA World Trade Center/Pentagon Fund
Amount raised: $1,900,000
Amount distributed: $250,000
Where the money is going:

To help families of victims pay for travel and hotels to attend memorial and burial services, as well as to finance rent and loan repayments.

GIVING BACK FUND

Name of fund: Giving Back Fund-Victims' Fund
Amount raised: $1,000
Amount distributed: 0
Where the money is going:

To provide financial help for victims and their families whose needs are not met by the other funds.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON

Name of fund: Victims Relief Fund
Amount raised: $436,842
Amount distributed: n/a
Where the money is going:

To support organizations in New York and Washington that are working directly with victims of the attacks and their families. Distributions currently have been made to people affected by the attacks who are living in the Washington area.

JUSTGIVE

Name of fund: JustGive Relief Fund
Amount raised: $100,000
Amount distributed: $100,000
Where the money is going:

To support the families of people who died in the September 11 attacks.

KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Name of fund: 911 Victims Children's Fund
Amount raised: $753,000
Amount distributed: $90,000
Where the money is going:

To help children whose lives were hurt by the attacks by covering short-term expenses such as day care and groceries, as well as long term expenses such as college tuition. 40 families in New York have received $1,500 each to help with immediate expenses. Windows of Hope Relief Fund received $30,000 to assist the 72 employees of the World Trade Center Club and Windows on the World restaurant, located at the top of the World Trade Center, who died in the attacks.

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Name of fund: World Trade Center Disaster Victims Fund
Amount raised: $2,247,957
Amount distributed: $68,000
Where the money is going:

$20,000 was spent on supplies for relief workers in New York, and $10,000 for workers in Washington. $30,000 was spent to purchase five trailers that will be placed on-site to be used as a place for workers to warm up and rest.The remainder will support the efforts of Lions Clubs in New York, Washington, and other affected cities to assist the victims and their families, as well as relief workers, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST UNITED WAY OF NEW YORK CITY

Name of fund: September 11th Fund
Amount raised: $187,000,000
Amount distributed: $39,849,158
Where the money is going:

$26.7-million has been distributed to assist families of attack victims and to small and mid-size businesses; $2.6-million to assist charities with direct losses from the attacks; $2-million to help people who lost jobs or homes; $1.6-million for mental-health and counseling services; and $1.5-million to reimburse charities that provided assistance at the site of the World Trade Center.

TIDES FOUNDATION

Name of fund: Tides 9/11 Fund
Amount raised: $397,000
Amount distributed: $340,000
Where the money is going:

Has awarded grants of up to $20,000 a piece to 30 nonprofit groups to provide immediate assistance to working poor people who were affected by the attacks, to promote tolerance, civil liberties, and human rights, and to provide alternative media voices to effectively frame the complex political, social, and economic history of this painful crisis.

UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES

Name of fund: UJC Emergency Relief Fund
Amount raised: $4,700,000
Amount distributed: $1,800,000
Where the money is going:

To reimburse local charities supported by Jewish federations for payments made to victims of the attacks and their families to cover mortgage, bereavement travel, counseling, and other expenses.
UNITED WAY OF NEW YORK CITY

Name of fund: September 11th Telethon Fund
Amount raised: $150,000,000
Amount distributed: $23,500,000
Where the money is going:

To benefit the victims of the terrorist attacks and their families.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

Name of fund: 9-11 Respiratory Assistance Fund
Amount raised: $118,282
Amount distributed: $56,000
Where the money is going:

$30,000 has been granted to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York City, to help people who do not have medical insurance pay for the treatment of respiratory illnesses resulting from the attacks.$16,000 has been used to support Operation Return Home, a program to inform residents about proper cleanup of dust and debris from their homes and businesses, and to distribute air purifiers and vacuums to buildings affected by the disaster. $10,000 has enabled an environmental-health consultant assist the American Lung Association of New York work with issues affecting the public.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

Name of fund: ASPCA Disaster Relief Fund
Amount raised: $1,300,000
Amount distributed: $750,000
Where the money is going:

To provide rescue assistance, medical treatment, and new or temporary homes for pets whose owners are missing or known dead as a result of the September 11 attacks.

BLACK UNITED FUND OF NEW YORK

Name of fund: Victim Relief Fund
Amount raised: $51,808
Amount distributed: n/a
Where the money is going:

To help the spouses and children of victims of the World Trade Center attacks.

FARMERS' MARKET FEDERATION OF NEW YORK

Name of fund: Fund for World Trade Center Greenmarket Farmers
Amount raised: $84,000
Amount distributed: 0
Where the money is going:

To assist farmers who sustained losses after the attacks on the World Trade Center that were not covered by insurance. Distributions will also be made to help farmers who lost revenue at other markets in Manhattan that were closed following the attacks.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS

Name of fund: New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
Amount raised: $95,000,000
Amount distributed: $15,480,000
Where the money is going:

To provide financial assistance, such as mortgage payments, and transportation aid to families of firefighters who died in the Wold Trade Center rescue efforts. A total of $45,000 was distributed to each of the 344 families.

NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Name of fund: NIAF Twin Towers Relief Fund
Amount raised: $300,000
Amount distributed: 0
Where the money is going:

To pay for the educational needs of the children of firefighters, rescue workers, and medical personnel who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE

Name of fund: Twin Towers Fund
Amount raised: $113,000,000
Amount distributed: $46,715,000
Where the money is going:

Distributed $46.7-million to families of members of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other government offices who were injured or killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center. If resources permit, the families of other people who were injured or killed on September 11 may also be included as beneficiaries.

NEW YORK CITY POLICE FOUNDATION

Name of fund: Heroes Fund
Amount raised: $6,500,000
Amount distributed: $1,000,000
Where the money is going:

To help meet the financial, physical, and psychological needs of police personnel and their families, as well as the emergency needs of the New York City Police Department.

NEW YORK STATE

Name of fund: New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund
Amount raised: $45,600,000
Amount distributed: $4,000,000
Where the money is going:

To aid families and dependents of victims of the September 11 attacks.

NEW YORK STATE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE FOUNDATION

Name of fund: World Trade Center Police Disaster Relief Fund
Amount raised: $3,000,000
Amount distributed: $2,000,000
Where the money is going:

To support injured police officers and the families of officers who died in the attacks. A total of $1-million has been distributed to the Port Authority.

PORT AUTHORITY POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

Name of fund: Port Authority Police World Trade Disater Survivors Fund
Amount raised: $3,500,000
Amount distributed: $1,000,000
Where the money is going:

To assist the families of the Port Authority Police Officers who were killed and injured during the World Trade Center attacks.
ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION

Name of fund: Robin Hood Relief Fund
Amount raised: $48,000,000
Amount distributed: $13,178,000
Where the money is going:

To support low-income victims of the September 11 attacks and their families.

ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF

Name of fund: Pentagon Victims Fund
Amount raised: $1,400,000
Amount distributed: $108,000
Where the money is going:

The fund has distributed $108,000 toward travel, funeral, educational, mortgage, and general living expenses for soldiers who were injured in the attack on the Pentagon, as well as the families of those who died.

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

Name of fund: Pentagon Assistance Fund
Amount raised: $1,750,000
Amount distributed: $50,000
Where the money is going:

To provide financial aid for the college education of dependent children and spouses of Navy personnel killed during the attack on the Pentagon.
* Data is from November 6; all other figures
were updated the first week of December.