International Rescue Committee

Rating: 4.73 stars   92 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 122 E 42nd St New York NY 10168 USA

Mission: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-5660870
1-212-551-3000
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I have friends who do humanitarian work in Afghanistan and they give the IRC a glowing recommendation, based on the work they have seen them doing. The IRC is exceptionally effective, in part because they are on the ground in the trouble spot longer than many other organizations, and in part because they make such good use of local people and their expertise and social networks. They seem to be the experts on water and sanitation, two of the most urgent components of many crises. And the portion of your dollar that goes to the work itself is probably the highest I've seen.

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The International Rescue Committee is by far the best charity i have ever donated to. The variety of programs and the quality of them are truly outstanding. They operate globally and use resources efficiently.

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I donate to IRC because I support its mission for rescuing lives around the world and because it uses 93% of its revenue for their rescue programs. That's a key statistic I consider when determining where to send my charity dollars. I trust IRC to use my donation wisely and to keep me informed how they use it.

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We have gradually narrowed down the list of charities we support to those we are sure will have the most impact. Many charities are deserving but only a few are truly outstanding. These excel at their task and are very cost-conscious with their fundraising. Over the more than twenty years that we have supported the International Rescue Committee, we have only become more impressed with their dedication. The IRC is the top recipient of our charitable donations.

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The International Rescue Committee has a long history of helping those in greatest need at the most difficult times across the world. As a donor, I have the highest confidence that the vast majority of dollars I give will be used to render these critical services, rather than on fundraising or administrative expenses. Their integrity and transparency are outstanding.

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I worked with IRC overseas as a Foreign Service Officer managing U.S. aid. IRC staff were alway professional and caring. Their programs were both effecting and efficient. I have been donating to them for many years both before and since my retirement. Aid dollars go further with IRC than almost every other NGO.

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I've been donating to the IRC for decades and track their performance very carefully. When disaster strikes anywhere the IRC response is almost instantaneous. They always seem to beat United Nations and United States relief efforts by a few days, and they do so without political considerations. There administration and fund raising costs are amazingly low, consistently better than most charities. I don't know how they do this, but they do.

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I have been donating to the IRC for several years. They not only help in hot spots around the world but also do excellent work in resettling refugees around the world. My money is put to good use.

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I am a donor plus I work for the IRC for almost 4 years now. I wont donate my money unless I know that IRC is a great organization working really hard to help refugees all over the world no matter what part of the world they are from. Great organization, great staff and great leaders.

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The IRC is one of the most effective and ethical organizations I know when it comes to helping real people on the ground in the most urgent situations. Their highly committed staff are their strongest asset. I trust them enough to have become a monthly donor. Rita Leistner, Documentarian, Lecturer, The University of Toronto.

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