Population Services International (PSI) as a disaster relief organization: Haiti Earthquake, 2010 (2011 Report)

Note: this report covers PSI's response to the Haiti Earthquake, which accounts for a small portion of PSI's overall activities (about $200 thousand out of $400 million). For more on the full scope of PSI's activities, see our full report on PSI.

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Where we looked

All of the below was examined in January 2011.

How much did the organization raise and how much did it spend?

Date Amount Donated
Jan 29, 2010 $125,0001
Feb 17, 2010 $168,4342
May 10, 2010 $174,0003
July 9, 2010 $189,1934
Dec 2, 2010 $352,0845
  • As of July 9, 2010, PSI had spent $211,000.6
  • As of December 2, 2010, PSI spent $295,262.7

How specific is the organization about how it spent its funds?

We did not find a breakdown of PSI's expenses in Haiti.

PSI reports a few examples of outputs of its activities.8

Non-disaster relief activities

GiveWell has an extensive report on PSI's work (both evaluation and activities).9 PSI provides a high level of detail on its worldwide activities and use of funds.


  • 1Chronicle of Philanthropy, “A Roundup of Haiti Fund Raising as of January 29”
  • 2Chronicle of Philanthropy, “American Charities Raise $774-Million for Haiti Relief, Chronicle Tally Finds”
  • 3Chronicle of Philanthropy, “$1.1-Billion Donated for Haiti Relief: Updated Tally (May 11)”
  • 4Chronicle of Philanthropy, “How Charities Are Helping Haiti: How Much They Raised and Spent”
  • 5Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Haiti Earthquake Fund raising, One Year Later."
  • 6

    Chronicle of Philanthropy, “How Charities Are Helping Haiti: How Much They Raised and Spent.”

  • 7

    Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Haiti Earthquake Fund raising, One Year Later."

  • 8
    • “From February to March 2010, PSI reached an estimated 65,000 people living in displacement camps and settlements with messages about safe water, hygiene, sanitation, HIV and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and family planning through interpersonal outreach, mobile film projections and sound truck events. PSI/Haiti is also playing a coordinating role in the Vector-Borne diseases Working Group for net distribution.” PSI, “Annual Report (2010),” Pg 11.
    • "In addition to the work of the PSI/Haiti team, PSI/Dominican Republic is aiding relief efforts in Haiti by donating more than 1.8 million sachets of Procter & Gamble's PUR water purifier.” PSI, “PSI Responds to the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti.”

  • 9

    GiveWell, “PSI.”