RWF has distributed nearly $4.5 million dollars in humanitarian aid. Thank you for your generosity!
Here are a few of RWF's completed and ongoing projects, and our contributions to disaster relief efforts:
Aid to LGBTQ refugees in Uganda - RWF provides financial aid to support members of the Ugandan LGBTQ community who faced abuse and harassment following that country's passing into law and subsequent nullification of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014. RWF aid is used to provide transitional safe housing, transportation to safety, medical assistance, as well as modest start-up funds for basic necessities for people to begin new lives. We also fund efforts to promote the human rights of the Ugandan LGBTQ community.
Aid to LGBTQ refugees in the Middle East - RWF has secured transportation for dozens of LGBTQ refugees, getting them to safety in Lebanon and providing support to assist them with their asylum cases.
Aid to the transgender community in Central America - RWF supports OTRANS - Organizacion Reinas de la Noche (Organization of the Queens of the Night), a non-profit based in Guatemala that seeks to vindicate the rights of the transgender communities in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras by helping them to fight stigma, discrimination, and violence. RWF funds the infrastructure of an "underground railroad" that helps transgender women reach safety and start new lives.
Aid to children in Cuba - RWF provides medicines and medical equipment to clinics in Cuba. RWF fully funds a summer camp program for HIV positive children and children whose families have been affected by HIV.
Humanitarian Aid to Guatemala - RWF has delivered over 8,000 pounds of medicine and medical supplies. RWF funds multiple projects including medical clinics, schools, orphanages, transgender health care, HIV/AIDS prevention programs, micro credit programs. Additionally, RWF had funded Mayan cultural history projects.
Distributing Life Saving Supplies to Cuba, Mexico and Zimbabwe - RWF has collected and sent thousands of pounds of medications and medical equipment.
Aid for Orphans and Vulnerable Children effected by HIV/ AIDS in the Eastern Cape of South Africa - RWF funds a variety of services including clinical nutrition interventions, food and/or food parcels, shelter interventions, child protection interventions (birth registration identification and inheritance support), general healthcare
services such as immunizations, HIV prevention education and related interventions, psychosocial care, general and vocational education, and anti-retroviral treatment.
Nepal Earthquakes - RWF provided financial support to the Blue Diamond Society, the lead LGBT organization in Nepal, to provide direct humanitarian aid to our brothers and sisters that were affected by the earthquake. RWF also provided funding for food, nutritional supplements, safe drinking water and shelter to the general population that survived the earthquake through our partner agency CARE.
Aid to Vulnerable LGBTQ Communities - In Guatemala, we help the transgender community by funding transitional housing and basic living costs for those fleeing rural communities and establishing new lives in safer urban areas. In Cuba, we support bridge-building efforts to create healing between religious communities and the LGBTQ community. Additionally RWF provides financial aid to LGBTQ human rights organizations in Cuba. In Iraq and Syria, RWF has secured transportation for LGBTQ refugees, getting them to safety in Lebanon providing support to assist them with their asylum cases. In Uganda, we provide for the shelter, safe passage and medical needs of LGBTQ people fleeing danger. We also fund efforts to promote the human rights of the Ugandan LGBTQ community.
Urban Gardening Project and Women's Healthcare, Gonaives, Haiti - RWF funds gardening education/advocacy programs that improve the food supply and income earning potential for struggling families by teaching them agricultural skills. Additionally RWF funds projects that provide direct health care to women and children.
Emergency Aid for the Survivors of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Northern Japan - Following the March 11, 2011 disaster, Rainbow World Fund joined forces with a coalition of organizations from the Northern California Japanese American community to raise funds to help the survivors. 100% of the donations were sent to groups in Japan, such as the Japanese YMCAs, that helped organize volunteer efforts to provide food, water, clothing and shelter directly to the victims, conducted citizen search efforts, and rebuilt orphanages in the aftermath of the 1995 Kobe earthquake.
AIDS in AFRICA, Education and Case Management - RWF provided stipends for the training and salary of rural HIV peer educators to help save the next generation of young Africans: 20 positions funded.
Bus of Hope Project, Tijuana, Mexico - RWF delivered over 5000 pounds of life saving medications, medical supplies, school supplies, art supplies, computers, toiletries, and over 1500 children’s Christmas gifts. RWF also provided grants to an orphanage and a HIV medical clinic.
Safe Drinking Water System, Mangales, San Andres, Guatemala - RWF funded a mountain-spring fed gravity-flow system with taps, drainage for wastewater, and latrines at each household in this rural village. The system provides water for over 200 people.
Landmine Eradication in Cambodia - RWF funded minefield clearance in the Kamrieng, Battambang allowing for the safe resettlement of dozens of farm families.
Peru Earthquake Relief - RWF provided funding for food, nutritional supplementation, safe drinking water and shelter.
Maternal and Child Healthcare in Haiti - RWF funded the distribution of nutritional supplements and vitamins, as well as and education in nutrition and hygiene helping hundreds of women and their families.
Hurricane Stan Emergency Aid in Guatemala - RWF delivered 1625 pounds of medicine and medical supplies delivered. RWF also funded the repairs to damaged drinking water systems.
Safe Drinking Water System in Honduras - RWF funded a water system in Las Limas, Jesus de Otoro, Department of Intibuca providing direct access to water in homes and set up closed-hydraulic latrines for sanitation. The project also had a major educational component focused on hygiene, water management, improving construction skills and environmental sustainability.
Hurricane Katrina Emergency Aid - RWF provided 1 million pounds of food aid and funding to rebuild damaged food banks. RWF also purchased musical instruments for high schools whose music departments were destroyed.
Pakistan Earthquake Relief - RWF provided food, nutritional supplements, safe drinking water, medication, and shelter.
Niger Famine Aid - RWF provided food assistance including the purchasing and distribution of food, nutritional supplements, vitamins and related supplies.
Safe Drinking Water System Sosoal, Honduras - RWF funded a mountain-spring fed gravity-flow system with taps, drainage for wastewater, and latrines at each household in this rural village. The system provides safe water to over 470 people.
Southeast Asia Tsunami Emergency Aid - RWF provided food, nutritional supplementation, safe drinking water, medications and shelter materials. Life saving aid was delivered to over 20,000 people.
Hurricane Jeanne Emergency Aid for Haiti - RWF provided food, nutritional supplementation, safe drinking water, medications and shelter materials.