Mercy Corps

45 SW Ankeny St. , Portland, OR 97204
(800) 292-3355

Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world’s toughest places.

Poverty. Conflict. Disaster. These are the global challenges that we’ve been responding to since 1979, helping more than 170 million people survive emergencies and build back better. Read about our history ▸

When a natural disaster strikes, an economy collapses, or conflict erupts, Mercy Corps is there. We respond immediately to meet urgent needs for food, water and shelter, and stay beyond the emergency to partner with communities for their long-term recovery. Learn more about our work ▸

Our network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries literally speaks the language — 93 percent of our field staff are from the country where they work — giving them unique insight into what will move communities from relief to recovery and ultimately toward resilience. Meet our team ▸

We believe even in the world’s most challenging places, people have the power to transform their own lives when they have the right resources. Growing more food, earning higher incomes, advocating for their needs — we leverage their local logic to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions that build stronger communities. Now, and for the future.

Recent Grantee News


Darfur and the Nature of Giving


The Bill Graham Award is designed to support groups that help children who are oppressed or are refugees.

The recipient in 2005 was Mercy Corps. The money was earmarked specifically to support their work in the Darfur region of western Sudan where the conflict between the government and rebel groups has killed 200,000 and forced more than two million people from their homes and into over-crowded camps throughout the region and in neighboring Chad.