Wyclef Jean‘s charity organization, Yéle Haiti, will only receive a fraction of the $35 million raised by the Hope for Haiti telethon in January, Gawker is reporting. The charity collected millions in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince last month. That included money raised at a number of benefits in D.C., most notably a concert at the 9:30 Club that featured prominent local rappers like Wale, Tabi Bonney, and others and donated $36,000 to Yéle, according to organizers. The group came under fire days after the earthquake hit when The Smoking Gun revealed that Yéle had made a series of dubious payments to for-profit companies partially owned by Jean and another Yéle board member.
But while initial reports suggested that the money would be “evenly divided” among Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Oxfam, the Red Cross, Unicef, and the U.N. World Food Program, Hope for Haiti announced today that Yele Haiti would get just $1 million of the first $35 million being disbursed. While Partners in Health is getting $8 million, for instance, to to “provide emergency medical assistance and supplies, strengthen the public health system, and provide rehabilitation, social support and economic assistance to survivors,” Yele Haiti will get $1 million for the rather vague goal of “promot[ing] community mobilization in major underserved neighborhoods to coordinate aid delivery and support recovery efforts.”