Take action to help Haiti, Western states

Aug 17, 2021

In partnership with Charity Navigator, we are providing a list of highly rated organizations that are supporting relief efforts in Haiti and in the Western U.S. These lists are not exhaustive. We have expedited the granting process so your grant can be put to use as quickly as possible. More information is located below the two tables. 


Earthquake in Haiti


The beleaguered Caribbean nation of Haiti suffered a major catastrophic setback after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, one more severe than the quake over 11 years ago, struck on the morning of August 14, 2021. Almost 1,300 people have been killed, hundreds have been injured, and hundreds more remain missing. The epicenter was eerily coincidental as it occurred within the same peninsula as the January 12, 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake, which devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, and contributed to the deaths of 200,000 people.


Charity NameEINAreas of support
Hope for Haiti59-3564329

With extensive experience in disaster relief in Haiti, Hope for Haiti is providing medical support, clean water, and other essential services to victims of the earthquake. The organization has developed both short- and long-term plans to support a full recovery.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy45-5257937The Center for Disaster Philanthropy plans to identify specific recovery needs and funding gaps in Haiti and then pursue long-term investments to help affected areas rebuild and recover. 
Save the Children


With teams on the ground, Save the Children is providing clean water, nutritious food, temporary shelters, and more disaster relief services.

Direct Relief95-1831116

Direct Relief is connecting with health facilities across the island to assess needs, monitor the situation as it evolves, and respond accordingly, 

International Relief Teams


International Relief Teams is currently responding to the situation in Haiti. Your grant will support the distribution of emergency relief supplies in the country. 

Haitian Health Foundation06-1135999

Haitian Health Foundation has a history of providing medical services and supplies to hard-to-reach places in Haiti. This organization is currently responding to the recent earthquake. 

Matthew 25: Ministries31-1348100Matthew 25: Ministries is working closely with partners on the ground to identify the most urgent needs and to provide aid to the impacted areas. The organization already has disaster supplies prepositioned, and will continue shipping additional relief supplies to help recovery efforts. 
Heart to Heart International48-1108359

Heart to Heart International – Haiti, led by the new Medical Director Dr. Laila Bien-Aimé, is deploying a 7-person medical team to Les Cayes and Jeremie. The organization has a history of responding to disasters in Haiti.

Water Mission


Water Mission's team is working to provide solutions to ensure safe water is accessible for the people affected. Your grant will bring safe water and relief to communities in need.

Catholic Relief Services13-5563422Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is sending teams to provide clean water, sanitation, shelter and emergency supplies in response to this major earthquake.
UNICEF USA13-1760110UNICEF USA is collaborating with government and non-government partners to provide support to affected communities and respond to children's needs from its offices in Haiti. 


Western Wildfires


Each year, with high temperatures, dry air, drought, effects of climate change, and human error, wildfires affect hundreds of communities in the western US. These wildfires are becoming more unpredictable and uncontrollable. The latest wildfires have affected Oregon, Washington state, California, and Montana.  This year alone, 1.5 million acres have been burned due to 80+ active large wildfires, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). 


Charity NameEINAreas of support


Your donation will go to vetted nonprofits in California providing food, water, and shelter to people and animals in need. This fund will remain open through fire season and beyond to support the most impacted communities.

Direct Relief95-1831116

Direct Relief responds each year to wildfires throughout the Western U.S., and in its home state of California. The organization provides N-95 masks, medicine, and other resources to healthcare agencies and first responders.

Team Rubicon27-1720480

Team Rubicon continues to work in the Western U.S. during wildfire seasons to create firebreaks, protect residences, and work on fire prevention measures. 

Matthew 25: Ministries31-1348100

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the West Coast wildfires by shipping supplies—such as bottled water, personal care items, clearning supplies, diapers, laundry detergent, and batteries—to partners in California. 

Good36054-1282616Good360's goal is to provide critical goods to the right people at the right time during all phases of a disaster. Their disaster team is working to mitigate waste and inefficiencies while assisting victims in their return to a normal life. 
Center for Disaster Philanthropy45-5257937Your donation will help support communities across the state of California as they work to prepare, rebuild, and recover from the fires. 
All Hands and Hearts20-3414952All Hands and Hearts is working to increase the ability of the community in Paradise, California, to respond to and mitigate the impact of future wildfires. This community was greatly damaged by the deadly 2018 Camp Fire. 
American Red Cross


American Red Cross is working primarily in California to to help evacuees find a place to stay, food to eat, and emotional support during this challenging time. 


How to help locally

To support local relief efforts, consider recommending a grant to a community foundation. These organizations often have extensive insight into the most urgent local needs and can often react quickly to emergenciesCheck out this community foundation locator to find one located in an affected area. 


To support these charities or others:

Log in to your online account by clicking the Login button in the upper right corner. Select Grant in the navigation menu at the top of the page and select Recommend a grant in the dropdown.


If the organization is not in your saved charities’ list, type the charity name, region, or interest area in the search bar under Find a charity. Click the magnifying glass to begin the search and then scroll down to see your search results. Charities will appear in a list below. Once found, save the charity by clicking on the star and then click select to begin the granting process. 


You will be asked to select a grant purpose in the first step of the process. Select Disaster Relief: Haiti earthquake or Disaster Relief: Western Wildfires. If you want to donate to a specific cause or affected area, indicate so in the space provided.


If you do not have access to your online account, you can register by selecting the Login button in the upper right-hand corner. Follow the prompts to register for online access. 


The nonprofit community's response will be ongoing, and as such, these lists are not meant to be exhaustive.

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