Here, from BroadCorps, is a list of agencies seeking financial donations to support people affected by global crises. (Broad Institute has not independently verified these agencies.)
2023 Israel and Gaza
Resources from NPR: How to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza
Resources from boston.com: Here’s how you can help those impacted by the Israel-Hamas war
2023 Turkey and Syria earthquake
Turkish students at MIT (tsa.mit.edu) have initiated a GoFundMe campaign for the earthquake on behalf of the "Bridge to Turkiye", a non-profit governmental organization in Turkey that supports victims with food, water, warmth, and shelter.
Doctors Without Borders has teams on the ground in Syria. Turkish Red Crescent, part of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent, has sent more than 500 people and five mobile kitchens to hard-hit areas. And, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is preparing emergency food.
The Molham Volunteering Team is also sending medical equipment and tools to Syria.
Additional organizations providing resources to the area:
- AFAD - Turkey's official disaster and emergency management authority
- AKUT - voluntary NGO involved in search and rescue
- AHBAP - one of the most active voluntary networks working in the affected regions
- Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations
- Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) - The leading U.S. community foundation for high-impact social investments dedicated to Turkish and Turkish-American communities
2021 Haiti Earthquake
Charity Navigator, an independent watchdog that evaluates and monitors the programming impact of charitable organizations, has posted a special page with a list of highly-rated charities providing relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.
Lydje Lahens in OSAP is coordinating response efforts in New England, focused on ensuring Haitian-led organizations have the support they need to deliver needed supplies and support. To learn more and if you'd like to offer support, please email Lydje for information on Bridges to Health and the New England Task Force for Haiti, which he co-founded and has activated to help in the current crisis.
Shades@Broad has also identified agencies worth considering:
- Sow A Seed
- Hope for Haiti
- Partners in Health
- P4H Global
- Ayiti Demen
- Man Dodo Humanitarian Foundation
- World Central Kitchen
2021 Crisis in Afghanistan
- Women for Women International
- Women for Afghan Women
- International Rescue Committee
- Doctors Without Borders
We also want to acknowledge that this may be a difficult time for veterans who were engaged in the conflict in Afghanistan, as well as those who lost a loved one in service to our country. Here is a list from MIT of a wide range of charities, including several that are focused on supporting veterans and their families in the Cambridge area.