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The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation was created in the wake of the
January 2010 earthquake to provide support to human rights and
reconstruction efforts in Haiti over the long-term.





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The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation is an expression of the greater Boston community’s concern for the people of Haiti, and their local Boston friends and relatives. After the earthquake of January 2010, this five-year fund was created to provide relief and reconstruction support to communities in Haiti and Haitian-Americans in the greater Boston area.

Governed by a 36-person Advisory Council, the vast majority of whom are Haitian or Haitian American, the Haiti Fund firmly believes that Haitians should be at the center of reconstruction efforts. For long-term sustainability to be achieved, we must build the capacity of the government and civil society to meet the needs of the people.

The five-year fund is now in its final year and recently released an RFR for its final round of grants supporting long term reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Started with a $1 million challenge grant from Jim and Karen Ansara, The fund has subsequently grown to over $3 million from more than 1640 donors. To date, we have made a total of 109 grants – 20 in Boston and 89 in Haiti totaling nearly $2 million. Our grants typically range from $9,000 to $25,000 with an emphasis on finding and building the capacity of grassroots organizations traditionally overlooked. With our modest funds we focus our efforts outside of Port-au-Prince and hope to have a positive impact in the areas of education, housing and rural livelihoods. We also recognize the tremendous impact of the earthquake on Haitians in the Greater Boston area and will continue to provide support to the local community in the years ahead.


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  Haitian Prime Minister Laurent S. Lamothe
  View Prime Minister Lamothe's Speech

His Excellency, Laurent S. Lamothe,Prime Minister of Haiti, was the keynote speaker for the Second Annual Haiti Funders Conference

Please join us for the second international gathering in Boston to discuss how to best support Haitian-led development. We will look back at lessons learned, discuss future plans and identify opportunities for learning and collaboration.

Keynote Speakers:
His Excellency, Laurent S. Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti
MA State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
James McHale, VP of the Kellogg Foundation
And Haitian public and NGO leaders and funder allies


  Haiti Fund Update St Boniface Terry Sebastian 4

By Terry Sebastian, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation


Hold the date for Haiti: July 2014

Come experience HAITI—the second oldest country in the Western Hemisphere—a land of proud peasants, enterprising men and women, and dedicated educators, healers and human rights activists. In collaboration with The Philanthropy Workshop, The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation invites you to witness the stark beauty of this land, its rich culture, complex history, and indomitable people.


Haiti Fund releases an RFR for its final round of grants

Please be advised the sixth and final grant cycle of the Haiti Fund (Spring 2014) will focus on grantmaking for capacity building. In the last four years, our 109 grants and other efforts have helped us build relationships and partnerships that will endure and benefit rural communities and partners. Consequently, to further deepen these relationships, we have restricted this cycle to invitations to selected past and current grantees.

Read more...   Haiti Fund 2014 RFR


Notre sixième et dernier cycle de subvention (printemps 2014) se concentrera sur le renforcement des capacités organisationnelles. Au cours des quatre dernières années, nos 109 subventions et autres efforts nous ont permis de bâtir de fortes relations et des partenariats qui profiteront nos partenaires et les communautés dans lesquelles nous intervenons. En conséquence, dans ce cycle final, notre intervention consistera à approfondir ces relations en limitant le processus d’invitations uniquement aux bénéficiaires précédents et actuels.

Lire la suite...   Haiti Fund Subventions 2014


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