The AP Emergency Relief Fund

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, many Associated Press staffers were personally affected. Some of them lived and worked in the area, while others had family who needed help. AP employees rallied to help these colleagues by setting up the AP Emergency Relief Fund, which has since become a source of crucial assistance to staff and family members worldwide.

Established as an independent 501(c)(3), the Fund has distributed nearly 30 grants totaling over $160,000 to help AP staffers who have suffered damage or losses as a result of conflict or natural disasters. These grants have been used to rebuild homes, move to safe houses and repair and replace bomb-damaged belongings.

The AP matches all gifts in full and also donates the net proceeds from AP Essentials, AP’s company store, to the Fund.

How to Give

In order to be ready to help the moment emergencies strike, the Fund relies on the generous and ongoing support of the extended AP community. Donations, which range from $10 to $10,000, can be made by check or credit card at any time throughout the year; they are tax deductible and matched in full by AP.


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Net proceeds from AP's company store will be donated to the AP Emergency Relief Fund; by shopping at AP Essentials, you’re contributing to the Fund.
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Pay by Credit Card

Through a secure arrangement with PayPal, the electronic funds transfer company, anyone with a credit card can make an online donation - you don't need a PayPal account. Click "Give" to get started.
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Pay by Check

Within the U.S. and Canada, donations can be made by check, payable to AP Emergency Relief Fund; mail your check to AP Emergency Relief Fund, The Associated Press, 450 W. 33rd Street, NY, NY 10001, and be sure to include your name, address and contact information. (Donations outside of the U.S. and Canada should be made online by credit or debit card.)
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Relief Fund Board

On behalf of the AP staffers and families who receive aid in times of crisis, the AP Emergency Relief Fund Directors and Officers thank you.

William J. Keating
Retired chairman and publisher, The Cincinnati Enquirer

James Donna
Retired senior vice president, The Associated Press

Karen Kaiser
SVP, general counsel, The Associated Press

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