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The American Institute of Philanthropy, a leading charity watchdog, has compiled this list of  top-rated charities involved in Haitian earthquake relief efforts. AIP issues letter grade (A+ to F) ratings of nonprofit groups; the following charities involved in Haiti relief received an “A” or “B” grade based on the portion of their budget going to program services and their fundraising efficiency.

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Accion International 617-625-7080

Action Against Hunger 877-777-1420

American Friends Service Committee 215-241-7000

American Jewish World Service 212-792-2900

American Red Cross 800-733-2767

American Refugee Committee 612-872-7060

Brother's Brother Foundation 412-321-3160

CARE 800-521-2273

Catholic Relief Services 800-736-3467

ChildFund International (formerly Christian Children's Fund) 800-776-6767

Children Incorporated 800-538-5381

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation 800-225-0292

Church World Service 800-297-1516

Compassion International 800-336-7676

Doctors Without Borders – USA 888-392-0392

Food for the Hungry 800-248-6437

Freedom from Hunger 800-708-2555

Gifts in Kind International 703-299-7532

Habitat for Humanity International – N.O. 800-422-4828 

Heifer Project International 800-422-0474

International Medical Corps 800-481-4462

International Rescue Committee 877-733-8433

Lutheran World Relief 800-597-5972

Medical Teams International 800-959-4325

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