News and analysis
March 16, 2010

American Charities Raise Close to $1-Billion for Haiti, Chronicle Tally Finds

Nine weeks after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, donors have contributed nearly $980-million to support relief efforts.

Donors gave approximately $66-million of that total in response to a star-studded telethon that was broadcast on major television networks in January. 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 $5.8-million as of March 16.

• The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee had raised more than $6.1-million as of March 16.

• 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 $369-million as of March 16, including $6-million from the Hope for Haiti telethon. More than $32-million was pledged to the Red Cross via text message.

• AmeriCares had raised more than $12.5-million as of March 16.

• Brother’s Brother Foundation had raised $676,000 as of March 16.

• CARE USA had raised approximately $15.6-million as of March 16.

• 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 raised $106.7-million as of March 16.

• ChildFund International had raised $450,767 as of February 16.

• The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund had raised more than $37-million as of March 16.

• The William J. Clinton Foundation had received more than $14.5-million as of March 16.

• Concern Worldwide US had raised $2.8-million as of March 16.

• Cross International had raised $4.6-million as of March 16.

• 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 the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, as of February 17.

• Habitat for Humanity had raised more than $2.6-million as of March 16.

• 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 $5.8-million as of March 12.

• 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 $2.4-million as of March 16.

• 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 $4.5-million from donors in the United States as of March 12. The group had raised another $7.6-million in Canada.

• Mercy Corps had received $14-million as of March 10.

• Operation USA had raised $910,000 in cash as of February 12.

• Oxfam America had received $22.5-million as of March 16, $8-million of which came from the Hope for Haiti Now telethon. Internationally, Oxfam has raised more than $100-million, an amount the organization says will be sufficient to carry out its five-year recovery program.

• The Pan American Development Foundation had raised more than $1.61-million as of February 23.

• Partners in Health had received donations totaling $66-million as of March 16, including $8-million from the 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 $14.8-million as of March 16.

• Save the Children USA had raised $21.3-million as of March 16. The organization’s international affiliates had raised an additional $35.1-million.

• The U.N. Foundation had raised more than $3.4-million as of February 12.

• The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee had raised more than $1.68-million as of March 12 for four grassroots charities in Haiti.

• The United Methodist Committee on Relief had raised $14.5-million as of March 11.

• 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 $56.5-million in cash and pledges as of March 16. That figure includes $6-million contributed as part of the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

• World Vision’s U.S. operations had received $32.5-million as of March 9.

• Yele Haiti Foundation has received $9.1-million, which includes $1-million from the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

• 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.