Organizations Responding to the Earthquake in Haiti
Several NGOsource members and their grantees have a deep history of engagement in Haiti, including the Haiti Development Institute, housed at The Boston Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In light of the 7.2 earthquake, many funders are looking for ways to give unrestricted support to organizations on the ground, as quickly as possible.
The following Haitian NGOs have currently valid EDs on file with NGOsource. These EDs are accessible to you within 24 hours for only $250:
- Action à Travers des Initiatives et le Volontariat pour l’Education en Haiti (ACTIVEH)
- Anseye Pou Ayiti
- Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBiM)
- L'église de Dieu en Christ Goshen de Saint-Marc
- Le Centre d'Art
- Les Centres GHESKIO
In addition, NGOsource collaborated with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to provide information on organizations actively working to support communities in Haiti following the earthquake. We have noted which organizations may found in the NGOsource repository.
- Acceso has allocated almost 20,000 jars of locally made peanut butter for donation through organizations working in the affected area, and it has been raising funds to purchase more foods to donate.
- Build Health International is collaborating with local health providers to assess and repair urgent healthcare infrastructure. It is also building a temporary trauma and orthopedic surgery center in the affected area.
- FOKAL and Haiti Development Institute (HDI) are both channeling funds to local, largely agricultural grassroots organizations that are responding to the disaster. Among those receiving support from HDI is ACAPE, a cooperative that leads a consortium of local food producers in southern Haiti. They are providing tents, food kits, hygiene kits, water, and first aid in remote and hard-hit areas. (in repository)
- Haiti Christian Development Fund's (HCDF) Jubilee Farms is sending a couple of tons of corn and beans to Okay.
- Hope for Haiti is providing clean water, wound care, and other essential services at its infirmary in Okay. Its short- and long-term response plans are laid out on its website.
- KORE, working in the Haiti Local Food Systems Alliance with other grantees, is donating 36,000 boiled eggs and providing transport for food donated from Alliance members Acceso and HCDF. It is part of ongoing efforts by Kellogg Foundation grantees to leverage local sources to feed Haiti in times of crisis and in the long run.
- St. Boniface Hospital (Health Equity International) is evacuating patients from the earthquake zone to its hospital, where it has put together a team of Haitian doctors specializing in orthopedics and trauma.
- Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health sent Haitian surgeons to join the trauma response team at St. Boniface Hospital. It is also treating people in the field as well as medevaced patients in facilities elsewhere in the country.
Please be aware that the earthquake’s impact has left many parts of the country without internet or telephone service. As a result, we encourage you to contact the organizations directly to understand how to best support their needs. We are happy to provide further detail upon request.
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