Around the globe, more than 68 million people — nearly one out of every 100 people — have been forced from their homes as a result of war, persecution, extreme violence, or terror. These millions of people often flee with only the items on their backs.
The Refugee Action Fund mobilizes philanthropic giving to help refugees and other forcibly displaced people achieve safety, dignity and opportunities to live productive lives. Through strategic grantmaking, we support innovative organizations that help forcibly displaced people meet their immediate needs, access comprehensive legal services, integrate into their new communities, and thrive.
We envision a world where all forcibly displaced people can live with dignity, free from the social, political and legal barriers that prevent their full participation in society. Together, we are honoring our shared humanity by providing refugees with the resources and opportunities they need to build their lives anew.
The Refugee Action Fund, formerly known as the Interfaith Refugee Project, launched in 2016 when a small group of Wall Street professionals came together to create a fundraising vehicle to support refugees. The initial effort raised awareness and provided critical support to organizations that help refugees find safety and freedom. In 2018, the Interfaith Refugee Project relaunched as the Refugee Action Fund to build a more robust network of support for forcibly displaced people.