Haiti Relief Funds

“Where to Donate: Haiti Relief Funds – Updated Jan. 6/15” by Myriam Chancy

[MC: This list updated 3/12/18]

Post-Earthquake, Haiti : YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED
Here are responsible organizations that will make sure that your funds are directed were most needed.

Grassroots Organizations (Haitian or collaborative North/South Ventures):
Ecole Bazilo, Carrefour-Feuille, Port-au-Prince

Carrefour-Feuille is an area to the east of Port-Prince running from the sea-side into the mountains; the mountain areas were devastated by the earthquake of 2010.  The Bazilo School is run by musician educators, Louis Lesly Marcelin (aka Sanba Zao) and Mireille Marcelin, to provide elementary education to local children as well as at least one meal a day; the school hires local schoolteachers as well. Donations can be made by Western Union Transfer. For more information, contact: Louis Lesly Marcelin at[email protected]

Atis Fanm Matenwa is a women’s artists collective located in a remote village in the interior of LaGonav island off the coast of Haiti; they seek funds to re-build their homes and to continue the art work that sustains their community:
Although donations can be made to Atis Fanm through the above site, tax-deductible donations should be made through their fiscal agent, The Provincetown Community Compact (http://www.thecompact.org/), checks should be made out to the Compact noting “Atis Fanm Matenwa” on the memo line for the proper transfer of funds; note that the Compact takes 5% of the contribution to transfer funds so please take this into consideration when making your contribution if you can:
Atis Fanm Matenwa
c/o Jay Critchley
The Provincetown Community Compact
PO Box 819
Provincetown, MA 02657

Zanmi Lakay is an organization focused on assisting homeless and formerly homeless Haitian children attain an education and direction in life; a major project of ZL has been photography workshops and training, based in Jacmel, in Southern Haiti.  Summer photography camps allow Haitian children and youth to document their own lives, as well as gain valuable training in a trade as photographers.  The resulting photography is exhibited and sold locally as well as in the US.  Children can also be sponsored to attend local schools.  See the following website for more information, and to view the photography:

Mid-Size & Large NGOS doing good work:
Zion’s Children of Haiti (founded May 2009), is a collaborative US-based/Haiti NGO with the following mission statement: “Our belief is that any enduring vision for Haiti’s future must begin and end with Haitians. Our goal is to provide support – financial, technical and organizational – to Haitians as they seek to provide greater opportunities for their children. Our partnerships have grown out of deep ties to Haiti, and we will continue to create new alliances to face current needs as they arise.”  Their main focus is the education of Haiti’s children.  For more information & to donate, see: http://www.zionschildrenhaiti.org/

KANPE, a francophone organization based in Montreal and founded by singer Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire & Dominique Anglade, who lost her well-known parents in the quake, focuses on various causes: economic independence, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, secure housing.  Associated with Paul Farmer’s Fanmi Lasante & FONKOZE (site is in French & English): http://www.kanpe.org/

CECI(Centre d’étude et de coopération internationale)is a French-Canadian org operating in Haiti since 1971 on various aspects of development:

COHEF (Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation, Inc.) works to provide schooling to disadvantaged children in rural areas. Motto: Independence through education.  See:

International Child Care works primarily with children in Haiti & the DR.  The link to their earthquake relief fund can be found here:http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/313

Handicap International “is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster,” around the world; their work in Haiti is aimed primarily at assisting earthquake amputees:

Doctors without Borders

Partners In Health / Location Boston, MA