A Big List of Charities Helping in Haiti, with Ratings

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Here are some ways to help

There are hundreds of ways to help in Haiti.   I was going to write a profile of Doctors without Borders.  I decided to take a different direction instead.  So here is an aggregated list of charities that different groups have recommended, along with their ratings as obtained from Charity Navigator.  Another excellent resource for researching charity organizations is the American Institute of Philanthropy.

Ways to support Haiti Relief

International Living believes that the best and most efficient way to help in Haiti is by making a donation to the American Red Cross. You can make a contribution directly to the Red Cross here.  You can find many other organizations they support listed here.

The blog Zen Habits is donating profits from their book sales for the next 30 days.

Bloggers Unite has an on-going event for Haiti that you can find here.

Mother Jones suggest Oxfam America.

The Untours Foundation  highly recommends Fonkoze, an efficient and compassionate Haitian micro– finance bank. It has over 200,000 depositors and gives out over 50,000 loans annually. You can donate through its website: www.fonkoze.org.   Miraculously, Fonkoze keeps working throughout, and is even posting updates through this current crisis. It has been there all along, and will be there after the emergency aid and aid workers are long gone.  If you prefer to donate to Fonkoze through the Untours Foundation, you may do so here: www.untoursfoundation.org/donation.html (includes check mailing information).  Please make a note that the donation is for Haiti.  They will send your money directly to Fonkoze.

Partners in Health is an excellent community-based health organization.

My favorite indie radio station, WTTS recommends the following choices:

  • Text “HAITI“to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross
  • Donate online to the following organizations:   American Red Cross, UNICEF, World Food Program, Mercy Corps, Save The Children, or Doctors Without Borders.
  • Sue Marks, Traci Deveau, Kevin Grossman and I are all members of the Facebook page for International Medical Corps.  IMC relieves the suffering of those affected by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training.

    Recommended Charities

    International Living recommends the American Red Cross.  According to an email I received from them, their research concluded that the best and most efficient way to help is by making a donation to the American Red Cross. You can make a contribution directly to the Red Cross here.

    Charities Providing Relief in Haiti Overall Rating
    Action Against Hunger-USA
    ActionAid International USA
    American Jewish World Service
    Beyond Borders
    Bright Hope International
    CHF International
    Childcare Worldwide
    Compassion International
    Convoy of Hope
    CRISTA Ministries
    Cross International
    Direct Relief International
    Doctors Without Borders, USA
    Episcopal Relief and Development
    Feed My Starving Children
    FINCA International
    Food for the Hungry
    Food For The Poor
    Friends of the World Food Program
    Giving Children Hope
    Global Aid Network
    Globus Relief
    Haitian Health Foundation
    Hands Together
    Hope for Haiti
    Hope for Haiti Children’s Center
    International Orthodox Christian Charities
    International Relief Teams
    International Rescue Committee
    Islamic Relief USA
    Kids Alive International
    Lions Clubs International Foundation
    Love A Child, Inc.
    MAP International
    Medical Benevolence Foundation
    Medical Teams International
    MedShare International
    Operation USA
    Oxfam America
    Partners In Health
    Physicians for Peace
    Project HOPE
    The Resource Foundation
    Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation
    Samaritan’s Purse
    Save the Children
    United Methodist Committee on Relief
    United States Fund for UNICEF
    Water Missions International
    William J. Clinton Foundation
    World Help
    World Hope International
    World Neighbors
    World Vision
    American Red Cross
    American Refugee Committee International
    Fonkoze USA
    Grant Foundation
    Heifer Project International
    International Medical Corps
    The Lambi Fund of Haiti
    Lutheran World Relief
    Mercy Corps
    National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
    Plan USA
    Project C.U.R.E.
    Project Concern International
    World Relief
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