Our Grantees

Around the globe, almost 80 million people have been forced from their homes as a result of war, persecution, extreme violence or terror. A crisis of this magnitude requires a sophisticated set of solutions — including emergency relief, legal aid, comprehensive social services and advocacy. Refugee Action Fund’s grantees are transforming the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in myriad ways, and enabling people to live with dignity. Our grantmaking is guided by our core values: compassion and action; continuous learning and innovation; accountability and transparency; and commitment to center the experiences and voices of those who are most vulnerable. Together with our partners, we are doing our part to build a world in which refugees and asylum seekers can thrive.

2020 Grantees

African Communities Together (ACT), to empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically. ACT connects African immigrants to critical services, helps Africans develop as leaders, and organizes their communities on the issues that matter.

American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project, to provide access to justice and pro-bono legal support to indigent immigrants and asylum seekers in detention.

CIELO, to empower indigenous migrants to create solutions to the social, economic and cultural challenges facing their communities, including access to culturally sensitive interpreters in immigration proceedings.

Haitian Bridge Alliance, to support Haitian and African asylum seekers through direct humanitarian support, legal services and advocacy.

HIAS, to protect refugees and asylum seekers through legal services, humanitarian assistance, resettlement support and global advocacy.

International Refugee Assistance Project, to provide legal advocacy for refugees and displaced people in need of a safe place to call home through free direct legal representation, systemic advocacy and impact litigation.

Lamp Lifeboat Ladder, to resettle refugees who are survivors of torture or sexual violence and provide them with the social infrastructure they need to heal and rebuild their lives.

Safe Passage Project, to provide free lawyers to refugee and immigrant children who face deportation back to life-threatening situations, despite their strong legal claim to stay in the US.

Upwardly Global, to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

To learn more about our grantmaking, check out our blog post, "Four Key Lessons about Supporting Refugees in 2020."