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Minnesota corporations and foundations respond to Haiti earthquake needs

The response to the Haiti earthquake by many Minnesota corporations and foundations has been compiled by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, which reports millions of dollars in contributions so far.
Total cash contributions reported to date: $61,

The response to the Haiti earthquake by many Minnesota corporations and foundations has been compiled by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, which reports millions of dollars in contributions so far.

  • Total cash contributions reported to date: $61,184,613
  • Total potential employer matches reported to date: $21,919,523
  • Total in-kind contributions reported to date: $43,845,802

Here are some examples reported to the Council that haven’t been noted yet on MinnPost (check the link above for other efforts):

  • The Buuck family has authorized a $5,000 grant from the Buuck Family Foundation to Doctors Without Borders to be directed toward the Haiti relief effort.
  • Cargill volunteers at its headquarters facility packaged 20,000 meals for the nonprofit Kids Against Hunger, to be sent directly to people in Haiti; Cargill volunteers plan to package an additional 30,000 meals over the next month.
  • The Catholic Community Foundation is working in partnership with Rochester, Minn.-based Sacred Heart Haiti Foundation to raise $50,000 by Jan. 29 for immediate earthquake recovery efforts.