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World Nomads 2009
Outreach Program for Haiti

World Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, returns in May with a focus on Haiti—a country brimming with a rich and vibrant cultural life that is both fiercely original and stunningly universal. View: World Nomads Haiti lineup

Numerous foundations based both in Haiti and in the U.S. have been created to support many different facets of the difficult situation in Haiti, a country that has had to face natural, political, and economic hardships. With more than 40% of its population under 14 years old, the country needs help in various domains such as education, health, culture, environment, and business.

In conjuction with World Nomads Haiti, FIAF is pleased to publish below names of foundations which have come to our attention. Feel free to give. Haiti needs us!

Special thanks to the Consulate General of Haiti in New York and the French Embassy in Haiti for their help. All the organizations listed below are American 501(c)3 organizations and all gifts are tax-deductible.


Fondation Alliance Française (
Through its cycle «Alliances en résonance», the Fondation Alliance Française promotes foreign cultures in France. Artists coming from countries from all over the world are regularly highlighted in the gallery, theatre, or auditorium of the Fondation Alliance Francaise’s venue on Boulevard Raspail in Paris. The Fondation also encourages the alliances to promote and foster the development of culture in the countries where they are established, like Haiti.
A donation given to the Alliance Française Foundation is 66% tax deductible.


Fondation Edeyo (
Edeyo is an independent not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to improving the futures of children in Haiti. It builds and supports schools to educate, shelter, and nourish impoverished and despondent children in one of Haiti’s most neglected slums. By supplying students with learning materials and providing them with nutritional support, Edeyo hopes to empower Haitian youth. American 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Fondation Plein Soleil (
Fondation Plein Soleil is an organization that aims at building and running a school in the Port-au-Prince area for homeless children and children from the slums. The funding for the school comes from the sale of paintings, sculpted iron, and handiworks by Haitian artists in Europe and in the United States. The foundation thus helps two categories of people who are particularly needy—children and artists.

Address: 5 rue Largillière, 75016 Paris, France.
Tel: 011 33 1 45 20 57 26

Checks must be addressed to the FIAF External Affairs Dept (22 E 60th St, NY 10022).
FIAF will transfer the grant to the final foundation and you will receive from FIAF a letter acknowledging your donation for tax purposes.

Education and Local Development

The Global Syndicate | The Haiti Project (

The Haiti Project is a nationwide fundraising and awareness campaign that will generate more than five hundred thousand dollars to support critical humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Led by The Global Syndicate, this collaborative effort unites socially-conscious individuals in support of real action on the ground in Haiti! The effort will bring about highly targeted, informative, and powerful events in key cities across the United States. Proceeds will directly support existing non-profit organizations that provide lifesaving education, healthcare, and economic development services to Haitian men, women, and children living on the island—a majority of which survive on less than two dollars per day.

For this campaign, The Global Syndicate will host widely publicized fundraising events in six major U.S. cities, beginning in New York City in May of 2009.

For event information, please visit

Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (
FOKAL is an independent foundation in Haiti which provides a range of educational, human development, and economic activities to the local communities and civil society organizations in the country. It mainly works with children and teenagers, but also focuses on sectors that are traditionally marginalized in Haitian society, like women and small farmers.
American 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Fondation Yéle Haïti de Wyclef Jean (
Yéle Haiti is a foundation started by musician, producer, social entrepreneur, and Haitian Goodwill Ambassador Wyclef Jean to support projects which make a difference in education, health, environment, and community development in Haiti. These small-scale, manageable, and replicable projects contribute to the country’s long-term progress and renew hope for Haitians to rebuild their nation.
American 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Education and Culture

Fondation Ciné Institute (
Ciné Institute began as a film festival in Jacmel, Haiti. For three years, it showed hundreds of movies from the entire world to tens of thousands of local audiences free of charge. It has now become a foundation that provides Haitian youth with film education, training, and production support through four programs: a film school, a production center, educational film screenings in schools, and public screenings of world cinema.
American 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Public Health

Fondation Hôpital Bienfaisance de Pignon (
Comité Bienfaisance de Pignon is a not-for-profit organization, created by Haitian doctor Guy Deve Theodore, that provides medical and public health facilities in the North Central Plateau area of Haiti. With a 65-bed hospital in Pignon and four clinics located within a 20-mile radius, all offering quality care to some of the neediest of the Haitian population, this vibrant health system serves a community of more than 140,000.

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