NEW YORK, 19 January 2010 — The Ford Foundation has announced $1 million in grants to support urgent humanitarian relief efforts for victims of last week’s earthquake in Haiti. The grants, for $500,000 each, will go to Oxfam International and Partners in Health, two organizations with longstanding operations on the ground in Haiti.

“All of us at the Ford Foundation stand with the people of Haiti in this extraordinarily challenging time,” said Luis A. Ubiñas, president of the Ford Foundation. “Both Oxfam International and Partners in Health are long-time grantees of the Ford Foundation. Their track record in Haiti gives them a deep familiarity with the country and positions them to serve as strong leaders in emergency relief and recovery efforts.”

The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent organization working to address inequality and build a future grounded in justice. For more than 85 years, it has supported visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Today, with an endowment of $16 billion, the foundation has headquarters in New York and 10 regional offices across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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