MacArthur is investing nearly $2.2 million to support relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake. The grants will primarily help address long-range needs in the areas of health and communications — from building a clinic and hospital that will serve 500 patients a day to helping radio stations broadcast critical public safety advisories and humanitarian information to thousands of Haitians.
“MacArthur’s support is designed to have a lasting impact in Haiti as the nation works to rebuild lives, infrastructure, and institutions,” said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci.
The grant recipients, each with a strong track record of working in Haiti, are:
In addition to these new grants, MacArthur has had a long commitment to preserving biodiversity in Haiti as part of its broader efforts across the Caribbean to increase the capacity of local organizations to provide for the long-term stewardship of their natural resources.