'Hope for Haiti Now' Distributes $35 Million

Organizers of the ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ telethon, spearheaded by George Clooney, have announced the distribution of $35 million in the first round of grants.

Oxfam America and Partners in Health received the most money, $8-million apiece. The American Red Cross, Unicef, and the United Nations World Food Program were awarded $6-million each, and Yele Haiti Foundation won $1-million.

The grants were determined by an advisory committee that included Steve Gunderson, president of the Council on Foundations, and David Saltzman, executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation. More details at The Chronicle of Philanthropy.