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The Green Family Foundation (GFF) is a private, family-run organization dedicated to establishing access to health care and education, and celebrating historical, artistic and cultural preservation throughout South Florida and abroad.
These are some of the amazing organizations we partnered with last year to further these goals. If you're interested in learning more, donating time or money, please visit the sites below. Thank you.
The Association for Cultural Equity
In 2009, the Green Family Foundation partnered with the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) to produce the music box set “Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937.” GFF’s “Commitment to Action” via the Clinton Global Initiative, was honored by President Clinton as “an exemplary effort in Haiti’s repatriation and cultural preservation for future generations.” The Lomax recordings have been nominated for two Grammy awards.
Get more information or donate to ACE
GFF supported the Clinton Foundation on various initiatives throughout the year, including hosting a special meeting for the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti.
Get more information or donate to Clinton Foundation
Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. GFF has been an active member of the CGI since the organization’s inception. Additionally, Kimberly Green serves as the Cultural Committee’s “Rapporteur” for CGI’s Haiti Action Network.
Get more information or donate to Clinton Global Initiative
Digital Library of the Caribbean
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is housed at the Steven and Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University. GFF has partnered with dLOC to develop “Haiti: An Island Luminous,” a virtual collection of books, writings, periodicals and art work spanning 500 years of Haitian history. The collection will be launched in the fall of 2011.
For more information or to donate to Digital Library of the Caribbean:
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
In 2008, GFF established the “Green Family Foundation Haiti Policy Program” at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Through the leadership of a Public Policy Advisor, GFF is able to affect public policy and help shape an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development.
GFF has partnered with the Earth Institute to bring the first Millennium Village Project (MVP) to the western hemisphere in Port-a-Piment, Haiti. The MVP will be a five-year community-based research project that will investigate and document the effectiveness of the interventions needed in Haiti to achieve Millennium Development Goals.
Get more information or donate to The Earth Institute
EarthSpark International’s mission is to empower communities by eradicating energy poverty. GFF partnered with EarthSpark and Fastforward to open Haiti’s first clean energy store. In August 2010, Magazan Eneji Pwop was opened in Les Angalis, Haiti. For the store’s grand opening, Fastforward developed and screened a special Creole translation of the film “HOME” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
Get more information or donate to EarthSpark International:
Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc.
GFF supports the work of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (FANM) – Haitian Women of Miami. FANM is an immigration advocacy and social service agency that works to achieve the “social, political and economic empowerment” of Haitian women and their families.
Get more information or donate to Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc.
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
Kimberly Green has served on the board of directors for the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) since 2005. FIAC has successfully led the movement towards granting Temporary Protective Status for Haitians in the United States. FIAC is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities.
Get more information or donate to Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
In 2010, the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center partnered with the Haitian Relief Art Fund, a project of the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, to leverage funds. GFF partnered with the Miami International Art Gallery (MIA) and the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance during the opening of the “Hands of Haiti” art exhibit at the Miami International Airport.
Get more information or donate to the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
Haitian Heritage Museum
Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) provides cultural programming and workshops to Miami-Dade County Public Schools through the Museum Magnet program. HHM collaborates with local museum partners to facilitate programs for students that combine historic presentation and art/artifacts exhibits of Haiti.
Get more information or donate to the Haitian Heritage Museum
Founded immediately after the January 12th earthquake by Sean Penn and Diana Jenkins, J/P HRO manages two Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps: Pétionville Camp and the adjacent Terrain Boulos Camp. These camps house over 50,000 displaced people. GFF and Fastforward partnered with J/P HRO to bring their mobile healthcare unit to the Sinema Anba Zetwal screenings during 2010.
Get more information or donate to J/P HRO
Kylti is a nonprofit organization created to sustain and advance Haitian arts, culture, and life. In August 2010, GFF sponsored Kylti’s6-month commemorative anniversary event at various locations across the United States.
Get more information or donate to Kylti
The Lambi Fund of Haiti
The Lambi Fund of Haiti works with grassroots organizations and rural farmers to ensure they have the knowledge and capacity to help strengthen civil society. Through the Miami-based chapter of The Lambi Fund of Haiti, GFF remains involved in supporting this important grassroots advocacy in Haiti.
Get more information or donate to The Lambi Fund of Haiti
Macy's Heart of Haiti
GFF partnered with Macy's and Fairwinds Trading to launch the “Heart of Haiti” line. The artisan-created collection was developed to help uplift Haitian cultural products as an economic stimulus in the rebuilding process. Fastforward created a multi-media concept and installation program that was screened during the launch of the line at the Dadeland Macy's store in Miami. GFF President Kimberly Green was among the keynote speakers at the event including North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre.
Get more information or donate to Macy's Heart of Haiti
Mercy Corps is a global organization designed to help people in the world’s toughest places turn crisis into opportunities for progress. GFF joined them in sponsoring the Sinema Anba Zetwal (SAZ) “Food for Souls” tour in Haiti.
Get more information or donate to Mercy Corps
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
GFF has partnered with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) to develop the 2011 “Haiti & New Orleans, Cultural Crossroads: A Series of Panel Discussions” highlighting the cultural connections between Haiti and Louisiana at this year’s Jazz Fest. Additionally, Jazz Fest will feature space in the Haiti Pavilion to showcase the double Grammy-nominated “Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937” music collection in a multi-media exhibit.
Get more information or donate to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Partners in Health
During the “Food for Souls” tour of 2010, GFF and Fastforward partnered with Partners In Health’s affiliate organization Zanmi Lasante to bring health screenings to people attending the 3-day events. This continued GFF’s decade-long relationship with Partners In Health and their co-founder, Dr. Paul Farmer.
Get more information or donate to Partners in Health
Sant La’s mission is to “empower, strengthen and stabilize South Florida's Haitian community and ensure its success and stability.” For the last decade, GFF has partnered with Sant La to bring wealth-building programs to the Haitian-American community.
Get more information or donate to Sant La
The Witherspoon Institute
GFF worked with the Witherspoon Institute to develop the “American Alabaster Quilting Bee Magic Quilt Tour.” The tour will be launched on Haitian Flag Day on May 18, 2011. The giant “folk art” quilt will include more than 6,000 hand-written fabric notes and will cover the size of a football field.
Get more information or donate to The Witherspoon Institute