Carnegie Corporation Awards Initial $1 Million for Haiti Earthquake Relief

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New York, New York, March 4, 2010 — Carnegie Corporation of New York’s President, Vartan Gregorian, and Board chair, Governor Thomas Kean, today announced eight nonprofit organizations will receive grants for their work to respond to the human suffering left after the earthquake in Haiti. Between them the eight organizations will receive $1 million.

As announced in January, Carnegie Corporation will release $1 million immediately to relief organizations that are responding to the disaster, and, at a later date, expects to release up to an additional $1 million for longer-term reconstruction efforts.

Grants have been awarded to:

  • Catholic Relief Services, $200,000
  • Doctors Without Borders, $ 200,000
  • Mercy Corp, $200,000
  • CARE, $100,000
  • Fonkoze, $100,000
  • Partners in Health, $100,000
  • Project Medishare, $50,000
  • Lutheran World Relief, $50,000