We're proud to call Portland, Oregon home of our global headquarters, and we also have offices in Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, MA. We partner with our team members around the world to help people survive crises, overcome adversity and transform their lives. Learn more about our global work ▸
Though much of Mercy Corps’ work takes places internationally, we’re also committed to achieving our mission close to home. Our local projects focus on fostering strong, productive and informed communities right here in the Pacific Northwest.
And our global emergency response team stands at the ready to respond to disasters across the U.S. in times of extreme need, such as after Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
While most of our work focuses on international responses, we do respond to domestic disasters in moments of extreme crisis. Given the monumental scale of destruction and the overwhelming needs, Mercy Corps has been working hard to support relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
We also supported several organizations that helped communities in Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. We primarily focused on helping organizations that have a deep history in the Houston area working with vulnerable, at-risk and under-served populations.
Our U.S. programs include:
- Mercy Corps Action Center: Hosting exhibits, lectures and youth workshops that bring our global programs to life and educate the local community about issues affecting our world. Learn more about the Action Center, located in our global headquarters ▸
- Mercy Corps Northwest: Supporting local small business development and helping underserved populations build stronger lives. Find out more about Mercy Corps Northwest, our local economic development nonprofit ▸
- MicroMentor: Connecting budding entrepreneurs with established mentors, and offering business leaders an opportunity to volunteer their expertise. Learn about MicroMentor, a free social network for business mentorship ▸
- Emergency response: Bolstering local agencies’ response to domestic disasters. Directly distributing cash and essential supplies such as water filters and solar lanterns to help families in urgent need survive and recover.
United States: Who is designing for the world's urban poor?
It was just a few weeks ago that millions were swooning over the new Apple iPhone 5. Larger, faster and lighter than the last model, people in the U.S. had no problem spending $300 for the latest technology.
United States: We Can Be Heroes exhibit opens eyes to Horn of Africa crisis
It’s a special week at our headquarters in Portland. That’s because Mercy Corps is hosting the opening of Darkness & Light, a special exhibition raising awareness for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and DC Entertainment’s We Can Be Heroes giving campaign.
United States: Fifty days to make a big difference for youth
On Tuesday, November 9, Mercy Corps joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America, CARE USA, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s breathtaking Allen Room in New York City.
United States: Artivism
United States: “Lemon Aid" for Mercy Corps
The sound of young voices calling “lemonade for sale,” is frequent on my summertime bike rides home from work. Yesterday, I was surprised to hear “lemonade for sale, benefit for Mercy Corps.”
United States: Mercy Corps Action Center aims to educate
United States: New York Action Center: Shop for Change Fair Trade Trunk Show
Like most New Yorkers, I LOVE to shop. Never mind baseball — snagging a bag of fantastic finds and super bargains is indeed our city’s favorite pastime.
United States: Make sure they hear from us about hunger
Getting a bunch of advocacy staff from dozens of organizations to all work on the same thing at the same time is a bit like herding cats. That’s what I spent my day doing yesterday.
United States: A tale of nights and days in New Orleans
I have made a decent number of trips conducting Mercy Corps business as a Regional Finance Officer. All of them have been overseas, where the lion’s share of our operations are conducted. This made my trip to New Orleans exclusively and exceptionally special.
United States: Partners for Change celebrate success
Over the last few years, clothing companies Horny Toad, Nau and Lizard Lounge have redefined corporate philanthropy and the retail experience by helping customers connect social and environmental responsibility to the shopping experience.