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January 25, 2010

A Roundup of Haiti Fund Raising

Donors have contributed more than $528-million to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, more than the amount donated in the same period following the 2004 Asian tsunamis.

Aid to Haiti got a big lift on Friday night when donors contributed $58-million to a star-studded telethon that was broadcast on major television networks.

Among the results:

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee had raised more than $1.5-million as of Wednesday. The organization will also receive much of the more than $2-million raised for relief efforts by the Jewish Federations of North America.

American Jewish World Service had raised about $4-million as of Friday morning.

American Red Cross had raised approximately $153-million as of Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Of that amount, $27-million was received via text message.

AmeriCares had raised more than $6-million as of Friday.

Brother's Brother Foundation had raised more than $322,000 from 2,598 donors as of Friday.

CARE USA had raised $9.2-million as of Friday.

Catholic Medical Mission Board had raised more than $881,000 in cash as of Friday.

Catholic Relief Services had secured $22.1-million in gifts and pledges as of Friday. Approximately $11.3-million was donated online.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund had raised $13.4-million online from more than 131,000 donations as of Thursday.

The William J. Clinton Foundation had received $8.75-million from more than 93,000 donations as of Thursday.

Concern Worldwide US had raised $1.6-million as of Thursday.

Cross International had raised $119,000 through its radio programs as of Thursday, while the Cross International Alliance had raised $509,000 online.

Direct Relief International had raised roughly $2-million in cash as of Thursday.

The Doctors Without Borders U.S. operations had raised $34-million for work in Haiti as of Friday morning. The organization has also received $11.9-million for its general

Emergency Relief Fund.

Friends of the World Food Program had raised almost $3.6-million as of Friday.

Habitat for Humanity had raised $1.4-million as of Friday morning.

The International Rescue Committee had raised more than $3.5-million as of Thursday.

International Medical Corps had raised $1.7-million as of Saturday.

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 $1-million, mostly through the Internet and fund raising at mosques, as of Friday.

Lutheran World Relief had raised $1.6-million as of Friday.

Medical Teams International had raised more than $900,000 as of Tuesday.

Mercy Corps had received about $7.1-million as of Thursday.

Operation USA had raised $530,000 in donations from individuals and $250,000 in gifts from foundations as of Friday.

Oxfam America had raised $9.4-million as of Friday. Of that amount, the organization received text donations totaling $6,580.

The Pan American Development Foundation raised $30,000 online as of last Wednesday, twice what it did after flooding in Haiti in 2009. But the group estimates that it will need $10-million just for recovery efforts.

Partners in Health had received more than 100,000 donations totaling more than $25-million as of Monday.

Plan USA had raised $650,000 as of Friday. The group's international affiliates had raised $8-million.

Project HOPE had raised $900,000 in cash as of Thursday.

Relief International had raised $280,000 as of Tuesday.

The Salvation Army had raised almost $6-million as of Friday. Of that amount, approximately $42,000 came in via text message.

Save the Children USA had raised more than $11.3-million as of Thursday. The organization's international affiliates had raised $18-million.

The UN Foundation had raised more than $3-million as of Friday.

The U.S. Fund for Unicef had received $26.1-million as of Friday.

World Vision's U.S. operations had received $16.2-million in cash as of Friday.

Companies and charities that process online donations have seen a heavy volume of activity since the January 12 earthquake.

Among the results:

Convio, the company that provides software to charities, had processed more than $185-million through Friday morning. As a yardstick, the company processed $20-million on December 31, 2009, typically the biggest fund-raising day of the year.

GlobalGiving had received more than $752,000 from 10,259 donations as of Friday. Roughly $300,000 in matching money from companies has also been committed.

JustGive, an online charity portal, had processed relief gifts totaling more than $2.8-million as of Thursday.

Network for Good, which collects online gifts for nonprofit groups, had raised $4-million for more than 140 charities providing aid to Haiti as of Thursday.

Caroline Preston, Nicole Wallace, and Ian Wilhelm compiled this list.