Who we are


Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.

Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.


In more than 40 countries around the world, our nearly 6,000 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. We’re committed to creating global change through local impact — 85 percent of our team members are from the countries where they work.

We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. Thanks to support from our extended global community, we’ve provided $4 billion in lifesaving assistance to meet the urgent needs of more than 220 million people over nearly 40 years. We also go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible.

We invite you to watch the short video below, learn more about our work, and join us on our journey to change the world for good.

Mercy Corps Zimbabwe employee smiling at the camera

Our team

We pride ourselves on having a diverse and global team made up of nearly 6,000 members across the 40 countries we serve. Many of these team members have firsthand experience in the field, and all of them share a steadfast belief that communities are the best agents of their own change.

Sign for Mercy Corps office in Central African Republic

Our history

Since 1979, Mercy Corps has dedicated itself to helping people facing the toughest challenges survive and move toward a stronger, more resilient future.

boy in Jordan in a wheelchair

Why give

We are committed to complete transparency and making the most of every dollar we receive. Our mission is only made possible through the trusted relationships we've built over 40 years with a generous community of humanitarians.


Access our current and historical financial documents, including audited financial statements, IRS Form 990s and annual reports.

Ethics & Policies

We are committed to building a better world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, free of exploitation, harassment and bias.