Special Projects Fund

Project Title

Haitian Support Project

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Special Projects Fund

Date Awarded

August 09, 2010


Hudson Valley


In Progress




In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the Haitian capital of Port au Prince in January 2010, the Haitian American Cultural and Social Organization Inc. (HACSO) experienced an influx of Haitian immigrants and local Haitian residents who need assistance with social and health care services.

In response to this catastrophe and the needs of New York Haitian communities, NYHealth developed a three-part response strategy. The Foundation participated in two separate funding collaboratives led by Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF) and Long Island Community Foundation (LICF). NYHealth also provided a grant to Haitian American Cultural and Social Organization (HACSO). NYHealth provided grants totaling $150,000 to support these organizations’ efforts to address the needs of Haitian communities in three areas of the State.