Our work

What we do

We respond to crises and go beyond disaster response to help people in the most vulnerable communities. In the aftermath of every major natural disaster we have responded to since 2004, we’ve developed long-term local solutions to prepare communities for the future. We have nearly 40 years of practical know-how, learned on the ground and backed by the technical skills of our in-house experts. Learn more ▸

Where we work

Our 5,000+ member team lives and works in more than 40 countries around the world, partnering with local communities, governments and changemakers to help people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. 87% of our people are from the countries where they work. Last year, we helped nearly 28 million people across those countries survive through crisis and transform their communities for good. Learn more ▸


Our research is grounded in Mercy Corps’ global presence, informed by our field teams’ vast contextual knowledge, and enriched by the voices and experiences of the people we serve. We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time. We use this knowledge to improve our programming and influence broader policy debates and decisions. Learn more ▸

Social Venture Fund

Beyond the traditional grant-based model of funding international development, we invest in and support pioneering social entrepreneurs to advance breakthrough solutions and create sustainable impact at scale. Learn more ▸