Asylum Access

1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite #1111 , Oakland, CA 94612

Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to school and rebuild their lives.

Asylum Access’s mission is to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Read more about how we achieve this mission here.

Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world.

Asylum Access is the only international organization solely dedicated to making refugee rights a reality in first countries of refuge. Our unique combination of five integrated strategies provides grassroots assistance and changes the legal landscape for refugees and their host communities. By helping refugees assert their rights, we are putting power back into their hands. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that gives refugees the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.

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2009 Grantees


Asylum Access (2009 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 Project Avary (2009 Jerry Garcia Award) $10,000 ALICE $5,000 ArtsChange $5,000 Balance4Kids $5,000 Boston Arts Academy $3,000 Bridgeport School District Music Program $706 Burners Without Borders $5,000 Committed Partners for Youth $2,000 Detroit Lakes Public Schools $1,509 Eyak Preservation Council (EPC) $3,000 Gerry Cook Memorial Fund for the […]