Focus on Haiti: Earthquake Relief and Recovery Foundation Center


Helping Haitians to Rebuild and Restart the Economy

July 13, 2010
Six months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, Reeta Roy, president of the MasterCard Foundation, reflects on lessons learned from the foundation's partnership with microfinance firm Fonkoze.

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Earthquake in Haiti: Leading U.S. Foundations Respond to the Crisis

February 4, 2010
Steven Lawrence
Larry McGill
Steven Lawrence, director of research, and Larry McGill, vice president for research at the Foundation Center, discuss the immediate post-earthquake reactions of top U.S. funders to the situation in Haiti, while shedding light on the reactions and response of U.S. funders to previous disasters.


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    Reports on Haiti Earthquake Relief

    Real Time Charitable Giving
    January 2012
    Examines how the ability to send small donations via text message facilitated giving for Haiti earthquake relief efforts, including characteristics of text donors, preferred methods of giving and encouraging others to give, and giving to other disasters.
    Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies
    March 2011
    Outlines the challenges of and recommendations for creating an effective interface between humanitarian groups and volunteer and technical communities aggregating, visualizing, and analyzing data on and from affected communities to support relief efforts.
    Media, Information System and Communities: Lessons From HAITI
    January 2011
    Examines the media and communications response to the earthquake, including humanitarian groups' attitudes toward new platforms, innovative digital media use, and the effectiveness of radio. Makes recommendations for media, humanitarians, and donors.
    Earthquake Resistant Housing: An Illustrated Manual for Building a Safe Home
    November 2010
    Updates a comprehensive Spanish/English and French/English guide for the construction of an earthquake-resistant, basic single-family home, based on the International Building Code. Includes structural plans and step-by-step instructions.

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