Post-Quake Giving To Haiti: An Updated Look At Major Charities

NPR surveyed 12 of the largest and best known U.S. charities working in Haiti and according to the information provided by the groups, their funds are currently being used to build temporary shelters and fix damaged homes for people to move out of camps, as well as for cholera prevention, clean water, food and sanitation to camps; and, health care. Several organizations surveyed received more donations and spent more in 2011, but as much as 35 percent of the total money raised by these groups remains unspent.

Charity Donations Received Spent Remaining
American Red Cross [1] Relief and recovery efforts. The current focus is water, sanitation and shelter, with shelter the biggest total spending share. Total $486,000,000 Total $330,000,000 65% Total $175,000,000 35%
2010 $479,000,000 2010 $148,503,495 31% 2010 $330,496,505 69%
2011 $7,000,000 2011 $181,496,505 51% 2011 $156,000,000 44%
Catholic Relief Services Shelter, infrastructure and health programs, including HIV/AIDS prevention, water and sanitation, food and security. Total $184,007,000 Total $112,008,000 61% Total $71,999,000 39%
2010 $167,795,000 2010 $57,155,000 34% 2010 $110,640,000 66%
2011 $16,212,000 2011 $54,853,000 43% 2011 $71,999,000 57%
CARE USA Relief and rehabilitation efforts, including shelter, water and sanitation; build 25 to 30 transitional shelters per week. Total $106,800,000 Total $65,600,000 61% Total $41,200,000 39%
2010 $45,000,000 2010 $23,200,000 52% 2010 $21,800,000 48%
2011 $61,800,000 2011 $42,400,000 51% 2011 $19,400,000 23%
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund [2] Focus on longer-term reconstruction, job creation and economic opportunity through grants to relief organizations. Total $54,100,000 Total $19,500,000 36% Total $34,600,000 64%
2010 $53,250,000 2010 $8,300,000 16% 2010 $44,950,000 84%
2011 $850,000 2011 $11,200,000 24% 2011 $34,600,000 76%
Partners In Health Medical and surgical care at the general hospital and 12 public hospitals; partner with agencies to provide shelter, food and water. Total $123,000,000 Total $93,000,000 76% Total $30,000,000 24%
2010 $86,000,000 2010 $27,000,000 31% 2010 $59,000,000 69%
2011 $37,000,000 2011 $66,000,000 69% 2011 $30,000,000 31%
Save the Children USA Moving from relief stage to recovery, focusing on critical health needs, nutrition, education and security. Total $128,093,747 Total $100,127,584 78% Total $27,966,163 22%
2010 $96,579,402 2010 $62,420,453 65% 2010 $34,158,949 35%
2011 $31,514,345 2011 $37,707,131 57% 2011 $27,966,163 43%
World Vision USA Provide access to basic needs: latrines and clean water; health care and emergency and transitional shelter. Total $220,900,000 Total $197,300,000 89% Total $23,600,000 11%
2010 $194,000,000 2010 $120,000,000 62% 2010 $74,000,000 38%
2011 $26,900,000 2011 $77,300,000 77% 2011 $23,600,000 23%
Oxfam America [3] Recovery and sustained access to water and sanitation; help people move back to their communities; provide cash grants program for small businesses. Total $106,000,000 Total $96,000,000 91% Total $10,000,000 9%
2010 $98,000,000 2010 $68,000,000 69% 2010 $30,000,000 31%
2011 $8,000,000 2011 $28,000,000 74% 2011 $10,000,000 26%
J/P Haitian Relief Organization [4] Run by Sean Penn, the group manages internally displaced persons camps; delivers medical equipment and medicine; distributes food and water purification systems. Total $24,266,150 Total $21,855,534 90% Total $2,410,616 10%
2010 $14,866,150 2010 $13,255,534 89% 2010 $1,610,616 11%
2011 $9,400,000 2011 $8,600,000 78% 2011 $2,410,616 22%
Doctors Without Borders US [5] Health services: psychological treatment, maternal health care and treatment after sexual violence; construction and operation of mobile clinics and shelter. Total $70,561,095 Total $196,100,000 278% Total $0 0%
2010 $68,961,095 2010 $124,000,000 180% 2010 $10,343,697 15%
2011 $1,600,000 2011 $72,100,000 604% 2011 $0 0%
Hope for Haiti Now Rebuilding efforts; money raised has been distributed among partner organizations, including Oxfam, Partners in Health, UNICEF and the U.N. Food Program. Total $66,000,000 Total $66,000,000 100% Total $0 0%
2010 $66,000,000 2010 $35,000,000 53% 2010 $31,000,000 47%
2011 $0 2011 $31,000,000 100% 2011 $0 0%
William J. Clinton Foundation Communal hurricane emergency shelters; emergency relief, portable classrooms, agricultural supplies; solar-powered streetlights and clothing. Total N/A Total N/A N/A Total N/A N/A
2010 $16,090,535 2010 $9,895,700 62% 2010 $6,194,835 38%
2011 N/A 2011 N/A N/A 2011 N/A N/A
Total Total $1,604,818,527 Total $1,307,386,818 81% Total $422,970,614 26%
2010 $1,385,542,182 2010 $696,730,182 50% 2010 $754,194,602 54%
2011 $219,276,345 2011 $610,656,636 63% 2011 $373,565,163 38%

Notes

1. The American Red Cross spent and committed a total of $245 million in 2010.
2. The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has committed a total of $36.1 million out of the $54.1 million raised to date since the earthquake.
3. Oxfam America figures include money raised worldwide.
4. J/P Hatian Relief Organization figures for 2010 include in-kind contributions. Figures for 2011 are estimates and do not include in-kind contributions.
5. Doctors Without Borders US drew $71.5 million from its general fund to cover 2011 expenses.
6. "Total Unspent" is calculated by subtracting the total amount spent from the total amount raised.

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