Humanitarian Aid

RWF has distributed over $4.2 million dollars in humanitarian aid. Thank you for your generosity!
Here are some of RWF's completed and ongoing projects, and our contributions to disaster relief efforts:

Nepal Earthquakes - RWF is providing financial support to the Blue Diamond Society, the lead LGBT organization in Nepal, to provide direct humanitarian to our brothers and sisters that were affected by the earthquake. RWF is also providing funding for food, nutritional supplementation, safe drinking water and shelter to the general population that survived the earthquake through our partner agency CARE.

RWF volunteers delivering medical supplies in Guatemala.

RWF volunteers delivering medical supplies in Guatemala.

Aid to LGBT Refugees - In the Middle East, RWF has secured transportation for LGBT refugees, getting them to safety in Lebanon and providing support to assist them with their asylum cases.

Aid to Cuba - RWF has provided 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, and 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.

RWF intern, Alex Walker, doing street out reach in San Francisco.

RWF intern, Alex Walker, doing street out reach in San Francisco.

Aid to Vulnerable LGBT 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 LGBT community. Additionally RWF provides financial aid to LGBT human rights organizations in Cuba. In Iraq, RWF has secured transportation for LGBT 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 LGBT people fleeing danger. We also fund efforts to promote the human rights of the Ugandan LGBT 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 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 nutritional supplementation and vitamins 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.

Barb Palari making new friends on a humanitarian aid trip.

Barb Palari making new friends on a humanitarian aid trip.

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 supplementation, safe drinking water, medication, and shelter.

Niger Famine Aid - RWF provided food assistance including the purchasing and distribution of food, nutritional supplementation, 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.