Hope For Haiti Now

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Hope For Haiti Now

On February 3, 2010, “Hope for Haiti Now” distributed of $35M as the first installment of funds raised through the telethon: “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.”   The next allocation of funds is planned for May.
Funding allocations are determined after an intensive review process, evaluating proposals submitted by the beneficiary organizations. This decision are made based on the recommendations of the "Hope for Haiti Now" Advisory Committee made up of global and domestic experts in four key areas (philanthropy governance and grant-making, nonprofit oversight, disaster response and Haiti relief); Bridgespan, a management consulting group that advises non-profits; and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, who is providing pro-bono philanthropic support.

“Hope for Haiti Now” allocated the first $35 million as follows:

Featured Grantees:

Oxfam America 
$8 million to build systems for clean water and safe sanitation, deliver shelter and relief supplies, and work on lasting solutions for food security, housing and land issues.

Partners in Health
$8 million to provide emergency medical assistance and supplies, strengthen the public health system, and provide rehabilitation, social support and economic assistance to survivors.

American Red Cross
$6 million to supply emergency shelter & non-food relief items to vulnerable families, specifically targeting female-headed households, the disabled, elderly, and the disadvantaged.

$6 million to coordinate the immediate protection of children; prevent and respond to family separations; support the psycho-social needs of families & children; and prevent child exploitation for trafficking.

United Nations World Food Programme
$6 million to ensure the distribution of meals and other life-saving food assistance to the most vulnerable earthquake victims in urban and rural areas over the next six months.

Yele Haiti Foundation 
$1 million to promote community mobilization in major underserved neighborhoods to coordinate aid delivery and support recovery efforts.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund 
The newly formed Clinton Bush Haiti Fund will request funds in the next round to go to recovery and rebuilding efforts.