Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 2, 2011, 4:20 PM
In the immediate aftermath of Haiti's January 12, 2010 earthquake, President Barack Obama asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to join forces in leading a major fundraising effort to assist the Haitian people. Together they established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to help the people of Haiti rebuild - and build back better.
The initial efforts of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund focused on immediate relief and emergency assistance. While we will continue to seek to meet selected near-term needs, CBHF's primary focus has now shift towards longer-term reconstruction, job creation, and the promotion of economic opportunity.
Our aim is to promote an inclusive, diversified, environmentally-conscious and competitive Haitian economy that is decentralized and better integrated into the region-an economy that harnesses the entrepreneurial spirit of the Haitian people to help individuals, families, communities, and enterprises achieve their full potential.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund works primarily through partnerships and collaborations with other nonprofit and for-profit entities - particularly Haiti's own. In all activities, CBHF will work with the Interim Haitian Reconstruction Commission to ensure consistency with the Haitian Development Plan.