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Grants for Nonprofits : Local and World Disaster Relief


A compilation of web links to organizations that accept contributions to finance world relief operations. In addition, there are a few entries on organizations that focus relief projects in the U.S.

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Note: Some listings are filed by surname

Action Against Hunger (USA)
http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/
Action Against Hunger-USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in New York State, is part of an international non-denominational humanitarian network created in 1979 in response to refugee crises in Pakistan, Uganda, and Cambodia. Today, the network operates in some 40 countries worldwide and strives to bring self-sufficiency and long-term benefits to displaced or refugee populations by integrating nutrition, water and sanitation, food security, and health programs into a comprehensive package. The website includes news, research, relevant links, and an online donation area.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International
http://www.adra.org/
Provides assistance in situations of crisis or chronic distress, and work toward the development of long-term solutions with those affected.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

African Christian Ministries
http://www.africachristian.org/
P.O. Box 461
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
USA Phone: 248.738.9440
Fax: 815.301.8885
E-mail: info@africachristian.org
Coordinates medical mission trips to South Africa.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Air Serv International
http://www.airserv.org/
Air Serv International is one of the few non-profit air and cargo transportation organizations providing services to humanitarian organizations working overseas. In eighteen years we have safely flown more than 132,000 flights and logged over 17 million miles!
Our primary objective is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective air transport to humanitarian agencies involved in relief and development - and to immediately respond to and operate in difficult and dangerous environments. Our operations are often focused on providing access to remote or transport-deficient areas within each country.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

American Friends Service Committee
http://www.afsc.org/
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Founded in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian victims during World War I, today the AFSC has programs that focus on issues related to economic justice, peace-building and demilitarization, social justice, and youth, in the United States, and in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
http://www.jdc.org/
Through JDC's International Development Program (IDP), we bring comfort and aid to victims of disasters on a non-sectarian basis help them rebuild their society long after the news media have packed their cameras and gone home.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

American Jewish World Service
http://www.ajws.org/
An independent non-profit organization founded in 1985 to help alleviate poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the world regardless of race, religion or nationality. AJWS provides humanitarian aid, technical support, emergency relief and skilled volunteers to grassroots project partners that are implementing small-scale, self-sustaining development projects in the areas of healthcare, education, economic development and agriculture reform.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/
As part of a global humanitarian network, the American Red Cross responds to international emergencies with caring assistance, skilled expertise, and inventive solutions . . . aided by compassionate Americans who want to make a real difference.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

American Red Cross
International Response Fund
https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?4306.donation=form1&idb=428732091&df_id=4306&JServSessionIdr004=yxa9a0v901.app194a
You can help the victims of countless crises, like the recent earthquake in Haiti, around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation by mailing your donation with the designation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or to your local American Red Cross chapter. Donations to the International Response Fund can be made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at http://www.redcross.org
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Americans for the Arts
Emergency Relief Funds
http://www.artsusa.org/get_involved/emergency_relief_fund/default.asp
Established to provide timely financial assistance to victims of a major disaster for the purpose of helping them rebuild the arts in their community. Relief funds are distributed directly to local arts agencies. Local arts agencies may use relief funds to assist with their own recovery as well as to provide needed services and funding to local nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists. Relief funds are generated by Americans for the Arts and the charitable contributions of foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals from across the country. Contributions to the Americans for the Arts Emergency Relief Fund are tax deductible. One hundred percent of all funds raised will be distributed to local arts agencies in disaster areas.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Americares
http://www.americares.org
AmeriCares solicits donations of medicines, medical supplies, and other relief materials from U.S. companies and delivers them to victims of natural disasters, famine, and war in more than 130 countries around the world. In addition to news and information about the organization, the AmeriCares Web site provides guidelines for product donations and a secure online donation area for individuals.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Ananda Marga, see Marga

Baptist World Aid
http://www.bwanet.org/programs/baptist-world-aid
The compassionate arm of the Baptist World Alliance, supporting three areas of ministry: Relief irrespective of tribe, caste, color or religion, including famine relief, disaster relief, and refugee relief; development projects; and fellowship assistance restricted to Baptists.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

B'nai B'rith International Disaster Relief Aid
http://www.bnaibrith.org/
Make a contribution to help provide relief for victims of man-made and natural disasters through B'nai B'rith's On-Line Disaster Relief Donation Forms.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Brother's Brother Foundation
http://www.brothersbrother.org/
Since its founding in 1958, BBF has donated over $860 million dollars worth of donated medical, educational, agricultural, and humanitarian response resources, weighing over 65,700 tons to more than 40 million people in over 110 countries on five continents. Over half of this total has been distributed since 1995. The value of shipments for the year 2000 alone is $77 million and fit into 219 tractor trailers.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

CARE
http://www.care.org
CARE is one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations. Founded in the aftermath of World War II, CARE enabled Americans to send more than 100 million CARE Packages to survivors of the conflict in Europe and Asia. CARE has become a leader in sustainable development and emergency aid, reaching tens of millions of people each year in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. For more than 50 years now, CARE has been a vehicle of American generosity abroad.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Catholic Charities
http://catholiccharitiesusa.org/
Catholic Charities USA is one of the largest social service networks in the nation, providing aid and financial support to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Catholic Charities was founded in 1910 as the National Conference of Catholic Charities.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Catholic Medical Mission Board
http://www.cmmb.org
Founded in 1928, the Catholic Medical Mission Board partners with non-governmental organizations abroad to acquire and transport medicine and health-care supplies to the needy in developing countries around the world. In addition, the organization recruits licensed health-care professionals for short- and long-term placements in clinical facilities overseas, provides emergency relief, and supports ongoing health-care projects around the world. The CMMB Web site offers information about the organization; excerpts from its quarterly magazine, "Medical Mission News"; an "Urgent Needs" area; and a secure online donations area.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Catholic Relief Services
http://crs.org/
Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and disadvantaged outside the country. CRS provides direct aid to the poor, and involves people in their own development, helping them to realize their potential. And CRS educates the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our brothers and sisters around the world by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

CHF International
http://www.chfhq.org/
CHF International serves as a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate- income communities around the world, helping families improve their economic circumstances, environment, and infrastructure. The organization has been providing technical expertise and leadership in international and domestic development since 1952, including critical emergency management following disasters and civil conflict. CHF has worked in nearly 100 countries worldwide.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

ChildFund International
http://www.childfund.org/
ChildFund International is inspired and driven by the potential that is inherent in all children; the potential not only to survive but to thrive, to become leaders who bring positive change for those around them. The heart of ChildFund International remains the one-to-one connection made through child sponsorship. Our work began in 1938 with an effort to build orphanages for the children who had been left without homes or families in the wake of the second Sino-Japanese War. These orphanages were funded by individuals in America who "sponsored" an orphaned child in China. This approach continues today. What began as a modest effort to build and operate orphanages, has evolved into a global force working for children encompassing the globe. Our area of excellence and great strength is our deep understanding of children's experiences of deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability, and our dedication to placing those experiences at the center of our policy and practice. We work in 31 countries, assisting approximately 15.2 million children and their family members, regardless of race, creed or gender. Our distinctive approach focuses on working with children throughout their journey from birth to young adulthood, as well as with families, local organizations and communities globally to create the environments children need to thrive.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Children's Hunger Relief Fund
http://www.chrf.org/
Children's Hunger Relief Fund has been providing emergency relief and long-term opportunity to needy children since 1975.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
http://www.crwrc.org/
A relief, development, and educational ministry supported by the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Christian Relief Services
http://www.christianrelief.org/
A non-profit charitable organization providing humanitarian relief in the United States and around the world. Take the virtual tour of our Web site and see how Christian Relief Services' projects and activities connect. As you learn more about Christian Relief Services innovative ways of addressing the issues of combating hunger, helping children, preventing homelessness, providing water and shipping medical supplies, you will want to support and connect with our projects.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Church World Service
http://www.churchworldservice.org/
Born in the aftermath of World War II, today Church World Service is 36 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions in the U.S., cooperating worldwide in programs of long-term development, emergency response, and assistance to refugees. Within the U.S., Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in CROP WALKS, the CWS TOOLS OF HOPE & BLANKET, and the Gift of the Heart Kit Program. (CROP is the name given to community-wide hunger education and fund raising events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by 22 Church World Service/CROP regional offices nationwide.) Since 1946, Church World Service has provided more than 5.3 billion pounds of material assistance in support of relief and development efforts worldwide -- some $879,000,000 in food, medical supplies, tents, clothing, blankets, seeds, tools, and sewing and school supplies.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

CitiHope International Inc.
http://www.citihope.org
CitiHope International is a non-profit, 501-C-3 organization specializing in the delivery of humanitarian aid globally in the form of medicine, medical supplies, and food relief.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Compassion International Disaster Relief
https://www.compassion.com/contribution/giving/disasterrelief.htm
When natural disasters strike, Compassion's Disaster Relief Fund provides sponsored children and their families with food, clothing and basic supplies to help rebuild their lives.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Concern USA/Worldwide
http://www.concernusa.org/
Since 1968, Concern Worldwide has been committed to providing emergency aid and long-term development programs to communities in need around the world. Concern Worlwide is a non-denominational, voluntary organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of peoples in need in less developed areas of the world, while concentrating on the poorest people in its countries of operation.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Conrad Hilton, see Hilton

Counterpart International
http://www.counterpart.org/
In the islands of the Pacific and the Caribbean, the jungles of MesoAmerica, in Africa, in South America, in the sub Continent and in Central Asia, our network provides hope, help and expertise to bootstrap development. We are involved in schools, in hospitals, in businesses, in markets, in developing tourist industries that benefit the locals, in rebuilding communities atomized by political and economic change. We help them tap into networks of information and experience that can assist their development. In some places, we work with groups of people who have barely left the Stone Age, and in others where governments used to do almost everything, but have now moved out of whole areas of people's lives. Indeed, in some places we work, governments have disappeared completely leaving chaos in their wake.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Direct Relief International
http://www.directrelief.org/
Direct Relief is a non-profit medical assistance organization based in Santa Barbara, California. For more than fifty years, we have been sending shipments of medical supplies and equipment worldwide to help the victims of civil unrest, natural disasters and chronic poverty. Direct Relief ships more than $50 million dollars a year (wholesale value) in medical and pharmaceutical goods, and manages to do so with an exceptionally low administrative overhead of less than five percent. We have sent medical assistance to 150 countries, including various areas of the United States.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Disaster Assistance . Gov
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
DisasterHelp.gov is designed to assist victims of disasters in locating the resources they need. The goal of the site is to combine the resources of all the federal agencies in our partnership in one central location.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Doctors Without Borders
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), is the world's largest independent international medical relief agency aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and others who lack health care due to geographic remoteness or ethnic marginalization. The organization operates independently of all governments, institutions, political, economic, or religious influences. It depends on volunteer health professionals in fulfilling its mission.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

ELCA World Hunger Appeal
http://www.elca.org/hunger/
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) commitment to supporting people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world is carried out by ELCA World Hunger through relief, development, education, and advocacy.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Episcopal Relief and Development
formerly known as The Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief
http://www.er-d.org/
Through grants for emergency relief, rehabilitation, and development, Episcopal Relief and Development responds to people in need in the United States and around the world.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) Disaster Relief
http://www.elca.org/disaster
The ECLA provides both domestic and international disaster relief.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Family Care Foundation (FCF)
http://www.familycare.org/
Operates projects and provides support and training for grassroots organizations in developing countries. FCF's slogan "Caring for Today ... Investing in Tomorrow" is enacted via our global relief and development network which provides both emergency services and sustained development for communities, families and children in 50 countries.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Feed the Children
http://www.feedthechildren.org/
The mission of Feed The Children is to provide desperately needed food and necessities to meet immediate needs.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Flagstaff International Relief Effort (FIRE)
http://www.fireprojects.org
Flagstaff International Relief Effort (F.I.R.E.) provides clothing, medicine, and educational supplies to needy residents of developing countries impacted by poverty, political instability, and natural disaster. F.I.R.E.'s personal delivery of clothing and supplies insures that donations reach only individuals and organizations with the greatest need. Mongolia seems to be the current focus.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Food for the Hungry
http://www.fh.org/
Food for the Hungry is an international organization of Christian motivation, committed to working with poor people to overcome hunger and poverty through integrated self-development and relief programs. Relief efforts include famines in Africa, typhoons in Southeast Asia, floods in the United States, and earthquakes in Central America.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Food for the Poor
http://www.foodforthepoor.org/
For The Poor (FFP) ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3)corporation, our goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve. Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need. In this way, the organization serves the poor with dignity and ensures the most appropriate use of donors' funds.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Freedom from Hunger
http://www.freefromhunger.org/
In some of the world's poorest countries -- where fear and uncertainty are a way of life -- Freedom from Hunger's programs are ending chronic hunger. Together with local partners, we bring lifesaving resources to families who live in absolute poverty.
Also listed under Women in International Development.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Give2Asia
http://www.Give2Asia.org
Give2Asia, a U.S. non-profit organization established by The Asia Foundation, increases the quality and quantity of charitable investments in Asia by providing personalized services to donors and non-profit organizations. Give2Asia gives individuals, families, corporations, and foundations the tools to fulfill their charitable goals in Asia.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Global Greengrants Fund
http://greengrants.org
Our grants fund grassroots action in some of the world's most despoiled and impoverished places. Grassroots groups are key to solving intractable problems and halting cycles of poverty, powerlessness and environmental destruction. Our grants offer hope and tap the energy of communities where other sources of support are unavailable. There is no better investment than supporting passionate people with great ideas.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Global Impact
http://www.charity.org/
Global Impact is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the poorest people on earth. Global Impact represents more than 50 of the most respected U.S.-based international charities in workplace giving campaigns across the nation. Each year, Global Impact and its member charities touch more than 206 million lives in virtually every developing country through disaster relief, education, health training and economic programs that promote self-sufficiency.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network
http://www.globaljewish.org/
GJARN works to provide nonsectarian humanitarian assistance and medical relief throughout the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, with a primary focus on Russia and Ukraine. (The organization also runs programs in Israel and New York.) The organization's programs, which are based on the principles of helping people directly, developing a grassroots infrastructure, and creating long-term solutions that enable people to become self-sufficient, provide immediate relief with food, clothing, and pharmaceuticals; improve primary medical care and health conditions; and promote the development of civil society.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Habitat for Humanity International
http://www.habitat.org/
Brings families in need together with volunteers of all faiths to provide housing for the poor around the world. Families contribute "sweat equity" and all payments/contributions are recycled to the next round of projects.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Heart to Heart International
http://www.hearttoheart.org
Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization that inspires, empowers and mobilizes individuals to serve the needs of the poor in their communities and around the world. We accomplish this mission via partnerships that: (1) Promote health; (2) Alleviate hunger; (3) Offer resources, education and hope; and (4) Provide opportunities for meaningful service.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Heifer International
http://www.heifer.org/
Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance & sustainability.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Hilton Humanitarian Prize (Conrad N.)
http://www.hiltonfoundation.org/
A $1 million award is presented annually to an organization making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. The deadline for nominations is December 15. For complete information visits the program's website or contact Melissa Whalen, 310-556-4694, ext. 213, email: Melissa@hiltonfoundation.org.
(Last checkeD 05/15/17)

Interaction: American Council for Voluntary International Action
http://www.interaction.org/
A coalition of more than 160 humanitarian organizations working on disaster relief, refugee assistance and sustainable development programs worldwide. Includes a directory of the participating organizations.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA) World Health
http://imaworldhealth.org/
Formed in 1960 to represent Protestant relief and development agencies in requesting donated medicines from U.S. pharmaceutical companies, our historic activities focused on procuring and shipping donated medical products to the overseas health ministries of its Member agencies. IMA participants include:
(1) Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
(2) American Baptist Churches of the USA, International Ministries
(3) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Div. of Overseas Ministries
(4) Church of the Brethren General Board
(5) Church World Service and Witness/National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
(6) Episcopal Relief and Development
(7) Lutheran World Relief
(8) Mennonite Central Committee
(9) Presbyterian Church (USA) International Health Ministries
(10) United Church of Christ USA/Wider Church Ministries
(11) The United Methodist Church/General Board of Global Ministries
(12) Vellore Christian Medical College Board (USA), Inc.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Aid
http://www.internationalaid.org/
International Aid is a Christian relief and development agency that responds to Biblical mandates by providing and supporting solutions in healthcare. Headquarters are in Spring Lake, MI.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Committee of the Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the Movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
http://www.ifrc.org/
The International Federation is a federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from more than 176 countries, working together to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Orthodox Christian Charities
http://www.iocc.org/
At the invitation of Orthodox churches, IOCC assists some of the most vulnerable people in the world: Orphans, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Elderly, Children, Single parent, Individuals with Disabilities, Hospitals & Schools. In all programs administered by IOCC, assistance is provided solely on the basis of need.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Relief and Development, Inc.
http://www.ird-dc.org
IRD is a private voluntary organization (PVO) dedicated to improving the quality of life of people in the most economically deprived parts of the world by facilitating and supporting assistance tailored specifically to their needs. IRD works with a wide range of organizations (domestic and foreign government agencies, international organizations, international and local PVOs and U.S. corporations) in the implementation of targeted, cost-effective relief and development programs. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr., IRD has provided more than $128 million in humanitarian assistance to Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Balkans and the Newly Independent States. IRD continues to expand its operations in these geographical areas as well as new regions that present the same social, political and technical challenges.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Relief Teams
http://www.irteams.org/
A nonprofit, international relief organization dedicated to organizing volunteer teams to provide medical and non-medical assistance to the victims of disaster and profound poverty worldwide.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

International Rescue Committee
http://www.theirc.org/
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.
At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
http://www.jrsusa.org
As an international Catholic organization and a work of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is present in nearly 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS provides assistance to refugees in refugee camps, to people displaced within their own country, to asylum seekers in cities and those held in detention centers. Like each of the ten geographic regions of JRS, the mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to care for the most vulnerable of refugees, in particular those whose plight has been forgotten by the rest of the world.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

JustGive.org
http://www.justgive.org
Useful tool for identifying charities working in various states or on international issues. Note browse category and choose disaster relief.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Latter Day Saints Humanitarian Services
http://www.lds.org/ldsfoundation/welfare/0,7133,1325-1-9--cWELFAREPOSTER,00.html
Service arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Life for Relief and Development
http://www.lifeusa.org
Life for Relief and Development (LIFE) is a 501(c )(3) non-profit/non-governmental organization in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and registered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Life was founded in 1992 by concerned Iraqi-American professionals in response to the humanitarian crisis that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War conflict. LIFE is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the world regardless of race, color, religion or cultural background. Our global organization strives to offer a variety of humanitarian, health, educational services and programs to aid refugees and victims of natural or man-made disasters.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod World Relief
http://www.lcms.org/page.aspx?pid=441
LCMS World Relief offers hope through disaster response and self-help ministries on behalf of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Lutheran World Relief
http://www.lwr.org/
Lutheran World Relief works in overseas development and relief on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. LWR also receives support from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

MAP International
http://www.map.org/
Health and hope for a hurting world. Founded over 50 years ago as an arm of the Christian Medical Society, MAP (Medical Assistance Programs) moved to its permanent location in Brunswick, Georgia in 1985. Today MAP continues to serve the world with a staff of nearly 130 in our U.S., Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador and Bolivia offices, dedicated through their Christian faith to providing health and hope for people living in the world's poorest communities. MAP also works in partnership programs with over 300 organizations, agencies and medical missions around the world.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) Global Network (Ananda)
http://www.amurt.net/
AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) is one of the few private voluntary organizations of Third World origin, being founded in India in 1965. Its original objective was to help meet the needs of victims of disasters that regularly hit the Indian sub-continent. Over the years AMURT has established teams in eighty countries, to create a network that can meet development and disaster needs almost anywhere in the world. In 1985 we broadened our goals to include long-term development. We feel we can play a useful role in helping the poor break the cycle of poverty and gain greater control over their lives. For us, development is human exchange: people sharing wisdom, knowledge and experience to build a better world. Provides disaster relief, sustainable development, and community service assistance.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Medair: Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation
http://www.medair.org/
Founded in 1988, Medair is an non-governmental organisation (NGO) independent of any political, economic, social or religious authority. Its international headquarters are based in Switzerland. Its mission is exclusively humanitarian and it accomplishes its work in a spirit of dedication and solidarity, inspired by its Christian values. It does not proselytise.
Medair's objectives are to respond to suffering victims in war and disaster situations (especially those which have been forgotten or neglected) through various kinds of emergency and rehabilitative projects.
(Last checked 05/15/17

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
http://www.mcc.org
A relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Mennonite Disaster Service
http://www.mds.mennonite.net/
A nonprofit disaster-relief agency that provides organized volunteer labor for cleanup, repair and reconstruction of homes.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Mercy Corps International
http://www.mercycorps.org/
Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. The agency now operates in more than 25 countries reaching 4 million people worldwide.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
http://www.nvoad.org/
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) is a partnership in disaster response. The organization was founded in the simple belief that the time to prepare for the next disaster is now. The primary purpose of this web site is to serve our members' information needs and then to inform the public of the cooperative efforts of disaster response organizations in the U.S. After Hurricane Camille in 1969, organizations that had been involved in providing resources and services to victims and communities affected by disaster shared their mutual concern about the frequent duplication of services. Beginning in 1970, representatives from these voluntary organizations began to meet together on a regular basis. The purpose of those early meetings was for participants to share their respective activities, concerns and frustrations in order to minimize duplication of effort and manage disaster activities more efficiently. Today NVOAD has 34 national member organizations (direct links to their sites appear in the column to the left), 52 State and territorial VOADs and a growing number of local VOADs.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
http://www.ncm.org/
In keeping with the spirit of our Nazarene founders, NCM exists to minister holistically to people everywhere. We have a passion for meeting people's physical needs for food, shelter, and clothing. We have a strong drive to educate; this exists on two levels. We want to provide basic education and training for people who would not otherwise have access to it; we also want to provide the Nazarene constituency at large with resources like our newsletters and on our website, that encourage and call forth compassion as a lifestyle. We will never abandon our role in diligently calling the church to be the people of compassion and simplicity that our founders envisioned.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Northwest Medical Teams International
http://www.nwmti.org/
Northwest Medical Teams is a non-profit, humanitarian aid relief/development organization whose mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ to those in crisis by sending volunteer response teams, distributing humanitarian aid and by providing community development and children's ministry programs.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation
http://www.ob.org
Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) humanitarian organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Since 1978, Operation Blessing International has touched the lives of more than 175.1 million people in 96 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $750 million.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Operation USA
http://www.opusa.org/
Since 1979, Operation USA has garnered a reputation for innovation, care and speed as we send relief flights and sea and land shipments throughout the world. Hundreds of American corporations have contributed their products and services to our relief and development programs. Thousands of donors have entrusted us with monetary contributions for both domestic and international programs. A growing number of foundations, United Nations and nonprofit agencies have partnered with us.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Oxfam America
http://www.oxfamamerica.org
Oxfam America works on the scene, helping people gain the hope, skills, and direction to create a new future. We are also active in the global arena, addressing social injustice through our advocacy, public education, and emergency assistance programs.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Oxfam International
http://www.oxfam.org/en/ Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Plan USA
http://www.planusa.org/index.php
Plan USA is part of a unique, global alliance of caring individuals like you -- a worldwide community sharing a common agenda for child-centered development and the well-being, rights and interests of the world's children.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
http://www.pcusa.org/pda/
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Project Concern International (PCI)
http://www.pciglobal.org/index.php
Project Concern saves the lives of children and families around the world by preventing disease and providing access to clean water and nutritious food.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Project Hope
http://www.projecthope.org/
The name Health Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) is reflected in its mission -- to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs, conducting health policy research, and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need; thereby contributing to human dignity, promoting international understanding, and enhancing social and economic development. The essence of Project HOPE is teaching; the basis is partnership.
Identifiable to many by the S.S. HOPE, the world's first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now conducts land-based medical training and health care education programs on five continents, including North America.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Refugees International
http://www.refugeesinternational.org
Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Relief International
http://www.ri.org
Los Angeles-based Relief International provides emergency, rehabilitation, and development project services to vulnerable populations, particularly women and children, as well as victims of natural disasters, civil conflicts, and the poor worldwide. Information about the organization's programs, past and present, in Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Chechyna, Iran, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Tajikstan, Turkey and Vietnam is available at its Web site, along with information about current job opportunities, reports from the field, and a secure online donation area.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Relief Web
http://www.reliefweb.int/
Provides a contact directory of UN & international organizations, a directory of nongovernmental organizations, and related humanitarian web sites.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Salvation Army
http://www.salvationarmy.org/
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
For more information about either the domestic emergency relief program or the World Service Arm, call 800-SAL-ARMY.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Samaritan's Purse International Relief
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Save the Children
http://www.savethechildren.org/
Save the Children was founded in the United States in 1932 as a nonprofit child-assistance organization to make lasting positive change in the lives of children in need. Today we work in 17 states across the United States as well as in over 40 other countries in the developing world to help children and families improve their health, education and economic opportunities. We also mobilize rapid life-support assistance for children and families caught in the tragedies of natural and man-made disasters.
Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, an association of 27 independent organizations that provide child-oriented emergency response, development assistance and advocacy of children's rights in over 115 countries.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Scientology Volunteer Ministers
http://www.volunteerministers.org/
We're a non-profit organization comprised solely of volunteers that aims to lend a hand wherever help is needed around the world. We've been around for over thirty years and have been a major presence at disasters across the globe, from Kosovo to the World Trade Center, from Sri Lanka to New Orleans. We work with other volunteer ministers of all faiths and in coordination with many of the organizations you list in your directory, including the American Red Cross. We would like to be able to join with you to be able to help more people across the world!
(Last checked 06/28/06)

Shelter for Life International
http://www.shelter.org
Showing God's love through helping people affected by conflict rebuild their lives and communities.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Stop Hunger Now
http://www.stophungernow.org/
Established in 1998, Stop Hunger Now is a charitable, non-profit international relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to crisis areas across the globe. Since its inception, Stop Hunger Now has provided more than $25 million worth of aid to people in over 48 countries worldwide. Working with its network of organizations, Stop Hunger Now is becoming an international leader in humanitarian relief.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
http://www.uusc.org
With more than 32,000 members and supporters, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian organization that promotes human rights and social justice worldwide. We maintain partnerships in the United States, South and Southeast Asia, Central Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our programs are based on Unitarian Universalist principles that affirm the worth, dignity and human rights of every person -- but one need not be a Unitarian Universalist to join UUSC.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

United Jewish Communities
http://www.ujc.org/
The merger of the United Jewish Appeal, Council of Jewish Federations, and United Israel Appeal has created a new national organization dedicated to seizing this opportunity to improve people's lives - around the corner and around the globe. Take a look at the Local Links for local affiliates.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
http://www.umcor.org/
An arm of the Methodist Church that provides assistance around the country and the world when natural disasters strike.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

U.S. Agency for International Development
http://www.usaid.gov/
In addition to making funds available from the U.S. government, USAID often lists organizations working to provide relief in disaster areas.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
Disaster Assistance Page
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=landing
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides a variety of assistance programs for those suffering from drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

United States Fund for UNICEF
http://www.unicefusa.org/
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is one of 37 national committees set up around the world to raise money for UNICEF, which works in more than 160 countries and territories providing health care, clean water, improved nutrition, and education to millions of children in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

United Way International
http://www.uwint.org/
(Last checked 05/15/17)

Water Missions International
http://www.watermissions.org
Water Missions International (WMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Christian engineering organization serving the water and sanitation needs of developing countries and disaster areas. WMI uses low maintenance, appropriate water technologies for drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater management and storm water control.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

World Concern
http://www.worldconcern.org/
World Concern is an international Christian relief and development organization serving more than four million people in 27 countries each year. Founded in 1955, World Concern is strengthening families and helping people become self-reliant through food and work programs. Also provides emergency relief services.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

World Emergency Relief
http://wer-us.org/index.html
Untold millions of people -- and the programs helping them - need practical resources to make their lives successful. Food for starving children. Medicines for the sick. Seeds for farmers. Clothing for the naked and shivering. Even fire trucks for Brazil's rain forests. Since 1991, WER has been a leader in promoting the responsible and ethical use of "gifts-in-kind" at our own projects worldwide, as well as projects we share with other outreaches. WER receives daily requests for commodities. We verify needs and cultural appropriateness of supplies we can procure. We then seek those supplies from corporate donors and other charities. Before shipping, we check that supplies are safe and usable, and we often must obtain import permission from foreign embassies in the U.S.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

World Medical Relief, Inc.
http://www.worldmedicalrelief.org
This Detroit, Michigan public charity's mission is to impact the well-being of the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis. It seeks to achieve this mission through the collection of financial donations and goods, including medical, dental, and laboratory items, as well as through the purchase and distribution of such commodities.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

World Relief
http://www.worldrelief.org/
World Relief works with local evangelical churches to bring relief to suffering people in the name of Christ. Together, World Relief and partner churches are saving lives and restoring hope through ministries that address poverty, disease, hunger, persecution and the effects of war and disasters.
(Last checked 05/15/17)

World Vision United States
http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/master.nsf/
World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian organization serving the world's poor and displaced by providing programs that help save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity. Assistance is provided without regard to religious beliefs, gender, or ethnic background.
(Last checked 05/15/17)


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ACTIVIST'S GUIDE TO RELIGIOUS FUNDERS. Oakland, Cal. : Center for Third World Organizing, 1993. 3rd edition, 134pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HV530 .A27 1993
Contains information on more than ten different denominational religious funding sources. Each denominational group is divided into various programs that are offered. Information provided includes contact name, address, and telephone number, a description of the types of grants awarded, and the application process and deadline dates. Earlier edition in Main Library Stacks.
Listed under Religion and Social Change.

CATHOLIC FUNDING GUIDE : A DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES FOR CATHOLIC ACTIVITIES. Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, Inc. (FADICA), editor. Washington, D.C. : Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Charities, 2007. 5th edition, 531pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center BX2347 .C39 2007
The Catholic Funding Guide provides information on a variety of funding sources for the full spectrum of Catholic activities. Grant seekers will find information on 672 private and corporate foundations with a history of Catholic grant making as well as Catholic church-based agencies that award grants. This includes religious communities, fraternal benefit societies, and other agencies in 18 countries offering financial assistance to Catholic ministries.
Contents : An overview of fundraising -- How to use this guide -- Foundations -- Church-based agencies -- Religious communities and fraternal benefit societies -- International funding agencies -- The Foundation Center Cooperating Collections network -- Additional sources of information -- Internet resources on international philanthropy
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Listed under Religion and Social Change.

FOUNDATION GUIDE FOR RELIGIOUS GRANT SEEKERS. Kerry A. Robinson, ed. Atlanta, Ga : Scholars Press, 1995. 5th edition, 384pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center BV774.5 .B87 1995
Provides information on 795 foundations with a history of making grants for religious purposes, general information about the grant seeking process, facts about religious philanthropy, and tips on borad-based fund raising. Foundations are sorted by faith : Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, interfaith, and other. Each entry provides a contact name and address, geographic limitations, special grant-making interests, typical grant amounts, and application information. Earlier editions available in the Main Library Stacks.
Listed under Religion and Social Change.

NATIONAL GUIDE TO FUNDING IN RELIGION. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 2005. 8th edition Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center BV772.5 .N3
Provides information on over 4,500 foundation and direct corporate giving programs that have shown a substantial interest in supporting religious or related programs, including funding churches, missionary societies, religious welfare and education programs, and many other types of projects and institutions. The volume also includes descriptions of more than 6,000 recently awarded grants. The introduction includes a glossary and a selected bibliography of additional resources. Earlier editions available in Main Library Stacks.
Listed under Religion and Social Change.

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