The Grants committee works with the initiatives in The Vassar Haiti Project to seek further funding through grants. The committee of engaged students do valuable grants research and submissions. Past grants have helped fund reforestation efforts, water purification, and education support. The committee hopes to continue establishing close partnerships with outside institutions to aid our partners in Chermaitre.



Grants Awarded
to the Vassar Haiti Project


FOKAL: Fondasyon Konesans Ak Libète (2017)

(The Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty)


for the Reforestation Initiative (potentially renewable)

American Forests Releaf Grant (2016)


for Phase II of the Reforestation Initiative

Global Grant from

Rotary International:
Poughkeepsie-Arlington & Peekskill Clubs (2016)


Rotary Global Grant (2015) for water access, purification & education

Episcopal Diocese Of New York (2012, 2016)


for construction of community center in Chermaitre in 2012


to complete construction of the same building in 2016

Spirit Of Hope Award (2015, 2016)

for annual student trips to Chermaitre, Haiti


Recipient of grant for travel in 2015


Recipient of Amy Coe Award in 2016

Rotary Club (2014)


Recipient to test water purification system with Poughkeepsie Arlington

Otello Foundation (2010 - 2011)

$7, 520

Recipient of grant to support work with children in 2010

$7, 732

Recipient of grant to support work with children in 2011


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