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3/6/2010 - Donations from Americans for Haiti top $1 billion
NEW YORK — Experts who track charitable giving say donations from Americans for earthquake relief in Haiti have passed the $1 billion mark.
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University has been monitoring donations received by 91 charities engaged in Haiti relief since the quake on Jan. 12. The total surpassed $1 billion as of Friday. About one-third of it has gone to the American Red Cross.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy says other major recipients of Haiti donations include Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the U.S. wing of Doctors Without Borders.
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INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Council on Foundations - Disaster Grantmaking Page ,
The Council on Foundations has a Disaster Grantmaking Page specifically setup for the Haiti Earthquake. This page will be updated regularly by the Council on Foundations. Please use this as a definitive resource.
Chronicle of Philanthropy Haiti Update
Giving Donations that Transform Haiti
Grantmakers Without Borders has created a resource page with suggested organizations to support and recommendations on grantmaking around disaster situations including the earthquake in Haiti.
Cox, Qwest donate to Haiti relief - Cox Communications Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. are pitching in to help Haitian officials in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing a $1,000,000 grant to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), which has experienced personnel and a stock of emergency supplies in Haiti. This grant will help cover CRS's initial relief efforts, which include addressing the immediate shelter, food, water, sanitation, health and other needs of those affected by the quake. CRS will also continue on-the-ground assessment of the damage.
FAQs About Charitable Organizations Providing Disaster Relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
White House Haiti Relief page
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GIVING GUIDES FOR GRANTMAKERS
Power Amidst Chaos: Foundation Support for Advocacy Related to Disasters (pdf)
Foundations need to help build alliances between sectors before a disaster strikes. This report from Alliance for Justice suggests greater advocacy could have lessened Hurricane Katrina's damage.
Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf Coast (pdf)
Foundations must be willing to take risks and overcome their "inherent cautiousness" in funding unfamiliar organizations responding to a disaster, but they also must be patient and wait to commit some portion of grantmaking for when "gaps" become apparent after initial relief support, according to this report from the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers.
Grantcraft's Grants to Individuals: Investing in People and their Communities (pdf)
According to this Grantcraft publication, there's a counterintuitive need in an emergency -- when everybody's in need -- to take time, slow down a little bit, and establish specific eligibility criteria and working systems.
Disaster Grantmaking, A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations (pdf)
Advice from the Council on Foundations for grantmakers who want to aid disaster relief efforts.
Interaction: Guide to Appropriate Giving
Interaction, an alliance of international development and humanitarian organizations, explains what types of gifts will best help those in need.
Family Matters: In Times of War and Disaster < (pdf)
Family Matters,the Council on Foundation's journal for family foundations, explores how foundations respond to war, terrorism and natural disasters, as well as IRS rules regarding assisting victims of disasters.
Advice to Donors from Arabella Advisors
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GIVING GUIDES FOR INDIVIDUAL DONORS
IRS: Disaster Relief - Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations (pdf)
Helpful tips about charities and tax deductions for people who want to make contributions to disaster relief efforts.
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AGF MEMBER RESPONSES TO THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE
BHHS Legacy Foundation has pledged to match up to $50,000 donated by individuals and community organizations toward the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief efforts. In the Foundation's Phoenix Region up to $30,000 will be matched $2 for every $1 donated. In the Foundation's Tri-State Region up to $20,000 will be matched $3 for every $1 donated. 100% of the funds will be distributed to either the American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter or the Albert Schweitzer Hospital based in Pittsburgh with a location in Haiti primarily to provide medical supplies to the victims of this catastrophic event.
BHHS Legacy Foundation is an Arizona nonprofit charitable conversion foundation. Its mission and resources resulted in the sale of its former hospital and healthcare systems affiliates. Legacy Connection is the nonprofit fundraising affiliate of BHHS Legacy Foundation.
Since 2001, BHHS Legacy Foundation and its affiliates have given more than $38 million to nonprofit organizations, programs and projects that support its mission and vision to provide community services that benefit children, families, and seniors.
Further information on how to have your donation matched can be found at the Foundation's website at www.bhhslegacy.org or by calling (602)778-1200.
The Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation donated $500,000 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. In addition, they will be matching employee contributions to the efforts up to an additional $250,000. Each employee's gift is double matched up to $1,000 and then single matched until the pledge amount is reached.
US Airways has initiated an employee match program up to $25,000 in addition to a corporate gift. All funds were donated to the Red Cross and earmarked specifically for the Haiti relief effort.
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