Direct relief for Afghanistan & Haiti

The unfolding humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and Haiti have been top of mind for many fundholders at the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Distinct and complex in their own rights, these two tragedies present an urgent need.

We are pleased to share the giving opportunities we have vetted for impact and have been sharing with interested fundholders.

The two best ways to make grant recommendations are online or by email. Of course, please do not hesitate to contact our grants team to discuss this or other giving.



No One Left Behind is providing emergency financial aid and used vehicles to Afghan interpreters who have fled the country.

The International Refugee Assistance Project is bringing vulnerable Afghans to safety through direct legal services, litigation, and advocacy.

The International Rescue Committee is committed to staying in Afghanistan and delivering urgent humanitarian aid, as they have for decades.

Spirit of America’s Afghanistan Emergency Fund will assist Afghan families transitioning to the United States.



Partners in Health is is providing emergency care through the trauma of this earthquake, tropical storm, and COVID-19 in Haiti.

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, based in Convent Station, New Jersey, has worked for years in Haiti, focused on building strong communities by giving special attention on the women and children who are most at risk.
Ayiti Community Trust has established an emergency relief fund that will channel dollars to local Haitian-led organizations.

Fonkoze is working in the long-term to empower Haitians, primarily women, with financial and development services to lift their families out of poverty.

CapraCare, a Haitian-led charity, has identified over 2,000 people in desperate need of food and hygiene supplies, and they now have Community Health Workers and other volunteers ready, willing, and able to outreach hard to access communities using their motorcycles.

Team Rubicon has deployed early-response recon teams who are on the ground working with local authorities to prepare a large-scale response.