Press Release: Utopia Foundation Provides Matching Grant to SOIL for Work in Haiti

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN – October 10,2012 – The Utopia Foundation announced today a dollar-for-dollar matching grant to donations made through the Foundation to Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) through December 31, 2012 up to a total of $7,500.

SOIL is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering marginalized individuals by transforming waste into rich, organic compost in the rural communities of Haiti. The Utopia Foundaiton has supported the organization for some time because of its ecological system of sanitation training and waste transformation. “We want to help increase the access to adequate sanitation solutions in Haiti, and SOIL does this in a low-cost, environmentally friendly way,” said Paul Sutherland, Utopia Foundation Founder and Chairman. According to a 2010 UNICEF report, only 10% of rural Haitians and fewer than 25% of those in cities have access to adequate sanitation facilities. Sasha Kramer, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Executive Director of SOIL shares, “The matching funds by the Utopia FOundation is great news for our work in Haiti! We are so thankful to worth with Utopia Foundation on this!”

To learn more about Utopa foundation or to donate to SOIL through this matching grant, please visit

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