Assist victims of recent natural disasters by recommending grants from your program account

October 12, 2009

Recent natural disasters affecting Samoa, American Samoa, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines have killed hundreds of people - and chased thousands more from their homes. Humanitarian needs in the Asia Pacific region are tremendous, and many Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program donors have already recommended grants to relief agencies that are working in the region.

Although the Program does not and can not promote or favor any particular charities, below is an alphabetical list of ten 501(c)(3) charities working in the regions to which our donors have successfully recommended grants in the past. Information regarding each organization and its relief efforts was obtained from its website.

For more information, please click the name of the charity in the list below. can also provide additional comparative data on charities.

Name of Charity

Employee Identification Number (EIN)

Additional Information

Information to add to your Vanguard Charitable Grant Recommendation

American National Red Cross


A humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose write the name of the specific Asian Pacific disaster and add "Emergency Response Efforts" or "Disaster Relief Efforts".

 AmeriCares Inc.


 A disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to people in crisis in the USA and around the world.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "Disaster Relief, South Pacific and South East Asia".

 Direct Relief International


 A humanitarian organization that provides medical assistance to improve the quality of life for people victimized by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest at home and throughout the world.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "Emergency Response" plus "Tsunami American Samoa," "7.6 Earthquake Indonesia," or "Typhoon Ketsana Asia".

 Doctors Without Borders


 An international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "Emergency Relief" for support of Typhoon Ketsana, "Emergency Relief - Philippines," or "Emergency Relief - Indonesia".

 Oxfam-America Inc.


 Fourteen like-minded organizations working together with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "Asia Pacific Emergency Response".

 Salvation Army National Corp.


 An international Christian movement which aims to meet human needs without discrimination.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "South Pacific and East Asia Disaster Fund".

 Samaritan's Purse


 A nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "Indonesia - Emergency Relief," "Samoa - Emergency Relief," or "Southeast Asia - Typhoon Relief".

 Save the Children Federation Inc


 A humanitarian organization that creates lasting, positive changes in the lives of children in need.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "Children in Emergency Fund," followed by "Philippines Floods," "Indonesia Earthquake," Samoa Tsunami," or Vietnam Floods".



 UNICEF is an advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write the name of the country where disaster relief is needed.

 World Vision International


 A Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

 Choose "Specific Project". In the purpose, write "World Vision Disaster Response Fund" plus the name of the disaster to be supported.


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