December 24, 2018

Charities Providing Direct Relief After Tsunami in Indonesia

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Many organizations that are providing assistance from the recent tsunami have been working on recovery efforts following the deadly earthquake and tsunami this past fall. Please see our previous post for more information and organizations that are helping Indonesia.

The following are 501(c)(3) U.S. charities providing direct aid and support to individuals and families affected by the volcano eruption and tsunami in Indonesia. When recommending a grant, please indicate “Indonesian Tsunami Relief” as the purpose of your grant to ensure that the charity correctly designates your gift.

We encourage our donors to research all charities and charitable impact prior to entering a grant recommendation.

American Jewish World Service (EIN 22-2584370)
American Jewish World Service is providing aid to local Indonesian organizations, including relief packages to mothers with young children, establishing a community center and free kitchen, and empowering youth and women’s organizations to lead recovery efforts in the most vulnerable communities.

Doctors Without Borders (EIN 13-3433452)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières has a permanent presence in Indonesia. Three teams have been mobilized in the area affected by the tsunami – two supporting local health centers and their staffs, and one mobile team.

International Medical Corps (EIN 95-3949646)
International Medical Corps is working with a local aid organization to assess the most urgent needs and provide necessary assistance.

Islamic Relief USA (EIN 95-4453134)
Islamic Relief has been working in Indonesia since 2000. The organization works through local affiliates to provide aid and long-term rehabilitation assistance after natural disasters in the area.

Lutheran World Relief (EIN 13-2574963)
Lutheran World Relief began working in Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and its efforts have focused on both immediate emergency needs and long-term recovery efforts following natural disasters.

ShelterBox USA (EIN 20-0471604)
Staff and volunteers are on standby to assist in Indonesia, and ShelterBox is leveraging its Rotary International contacts to determine the most pressing needs in the area.