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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Donations for Haiti Exceed $305 million

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, donations made to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts has exceeded $305 million. The figures so far show that this pace is faster than the donation response to the Asian Tsunami but slower than the response to hurricane Katrina.

The nonprofit Network for Good that processes online donations (including on our site) reports that it has processed $4 million in donations to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The ten charities who have so far received the most donations through Network for Good via the Charity Navigator site are:
The overall amounts may get a boost from the news that Congress has passed legislation that would allow taxpayers to deduct their Haiti donations on their 2009 returns. Many donations in response to this disaster are being given via cell phone texting. For more information on text donations and the safety of them read our blog here.

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BGM said...

Donations to Canadian registered charities will be matched dollar for dollar by the Canadian government until early February, up to $50 million.

Astraea said...

For those of us who donate consistently, year in & year out, disaster or no, this ability to include 2010 donations to Haiti in our 2009 taxes, seems meaningless. Like people who rush to pay taxes payable in January the previous December, all it really does is reduce your deductions in the following year.

Anonymous said...

How much less are people donating to charities not involved with Haiti consequently?

Yo, said...

there are many charaties to donate to, we keep a small list @ Donate for Haiti