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Nepal Earthquake Relief: Where to Donate

An exhaustive list prepared by Elizabeth Knight, publisher emeritus and consultant for Orientations, who has researched all possible avenues for giving.


International Red Cross

Save The Children

Mercy Corps



Doctors w/o Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres)

Seva Foundation


Nepal Villagers' Earthquake Fund
(Shakun Leslie is working with her colleagues and friends through their local NGO, 'Buddhist Peoples Rights Forum', to distribute basic supplies to communities in Nuwakot and Sindupalchowk. Keith Leslie ran Save the Children Fund in Nepal for over 20 years.)

With substantial funds HNN's Nepal team has mobilized 30-40 volunteers, procured and provided 200 tents in Gorkha in collaboration with BPKIHS and ANMF, deployed food to Nuwakot, and provided necessities and medical supplies to Sankhu and Bhotechaur in Sindhupalchowck. Donate to help this team to aid further relief as well as to fund the long-term rebuilding of Nepal.

Nepal Orthopedic Hospital (NOH) (run by Dr Saju Pradham in Jorpati and connected with Operation Walk Chicago)
Direct donations to select `Nepal' to restrict funds going to earthquake relief efforts. There are no 'administrative overheads' taken from these tax deductible donations (Operation Walk Chicago is a 501c3 tax exempt organization). NOH has been caring for the injured poor with supplies and skilled personnel from OWC who are also assisting with orthopedic and rehabilitation programs.

Siddhi Memorial Foundation (Shyam Sundar Dhaubhadel, Founder and President),
Bhaktapur, Nepal
Tel: 01-6619382, 6617774
Cell: 9851048129, 9851199335
email: [email protected][email protected])
The hospital has treated hundreds of injured free of charge. They urgently need financial support for medicine and hospital supplies; food, water, clothing and shelter management for homeless and injured patients visiting the hospital and its surrounding; rescue, support and treatment; transferring trauma patients to bigger hospitals in Kathmandu; and post treatment for injured and infectious patients.

Wire donations to :
Siddhi Memorial Foundation, Bhaktapur, Nepal,
Current Account Number: 00201030001544, Nepal Investment Bank Ltd, Seepadole Branch, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Swift code: NIBLNPKT   

Bhaktapur Homeopathic Clinic and Medical College (Ortrud Lindemann, President)
An international team led by Yatin Shah together with their Nepali colleagues Ambika Gyawali and Bishnu Kawan have been attending to victims of Bhaktapur. Homeopathic is an affordable medicine, it requires limited technical skills and suits the cultural background and tradition of the country.

Wire donations to:
Bhaktapur International Homeopathic Clinic e.V. (BIHC), IBAN: DE81 3705 0299 0330 0004 24, BIC/ SWIFT: COKS DE 33

Karuna-Shechen - Matthieu Ricard's charity

Ghar Sita Mutu — "House With a Heart" Women and girls in Kathmandu

Tibet Fund:

Humane Society International (Andrew Rowan, President and CEO)
The HSI Animal Rescue Team has been on the ground in Nepal since the earthquake. Family pets, street dogs and livestock have been killed, injured, lost or abandoned. There is continued suffering from starvation, dehydration and exposure. HSI is providing veterinary assistance, shelter for lost and abandoned animals and vaccinations for dogs and farm animals to prevent disease outbreaks.

KVPT Nepal Earthquake - Architectural Heritage Response Fund

KVPT has worked for 25 years to preserve Nepal's UNESCO world heritage sites for future generations and to support 100 local craftsmen and professionals. Many of the structures painstakingly restored by this team have withstood the earthquake. However, in the wake of so much damage to Nepal's architectural heritage, support is needed for the architects, stone masons, gilders and builders to continue preserving and rebuilding the ancient temples, palaces and monuments. KVPT will continue its tradition of sharing its seismic strengthening techniques with all who need it throughout the Himalayan region. Protecting and saving mankind's shared cultural treasures is more important than ever before for Nepal's future.

KVPT pledges that nothing will be spent on administration and it has the existing infrastructure, expertise and people - all paid for already - to make your donation count where it is most desperately needed.

All donations will be sent to Nepal and spent on emergency cultural relief work. Donations are tax deductible - KVPT is 501c3 New York based charity.

The Mountain Institute — Conserving mountain ecosystems and empowering the people in mountain communities.

Yulha Fund — Climate resilience in the Himalayas

Found on Facebook:

Yale has organized a relief fund to streamline donations evenly across five organizations. Specify "Nepal Earthquake" in the "Your Department/Division/Unit" section. Educate the Children International (ETC) has set up an earthquake fund to provide relief to communities affected by the earthquake in Dolakha district of Nepal, a remote district especially hard-hit by aftershocks. This is an area that ETC has worked in for over a decade.

Dzi Foundation is mobilizing to rebuild homes, schools, and local infrastructure in remote areas of Eastern Nepal struck by the earthquake. They have been working with communities in the region since 1998.

Habitat for Humanity has worked in Nepal for 18 years. Disaster response teams are coordinating operations with local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be assembling emergency shelter kits. Shelters are in immediate demand.

International Medical Corps' emergency response teams are operating Mobile Medical Units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest-hit by the earthquake. The response team has been on the ground since April 25 when the quake struck, and has been distributing hygiene kits, water purification tablets, and other supplies to keep families healthy. Moving forward, your gift will help teams support survivors, restore healthcare, and help Nepal rebuild. If you donate through Facebook, they will match your donation up to $2 million to contribute to local relief organizations.

This is in no way an exhaustive list. It is a place to start thinking about concrete ways to make a difference for Nepal.

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