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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, International, International Development, International Migration & Refugee Issues, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

Mission:

ORAM’s mission is to advocate for refugees fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender.

Target demographics: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, and intersex individuals; those fleeing sexual and gender-based violence.

Programs: Partnering with UNHCR to promote LGBTI Refugee Protection

San Francisco resettlement project

Direct legal assistance to LGBTI and gender-based refugees

Collaboration with other NGOs to advance understanding of the unique challenges and needs of LGBTI and gender-based refugees

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 FrederickHertz

Board Member

Rating: 5

ORAM is truly an amazing organization, helping gay, lesbian and transgender refugees worldwide. ORAM has managed to figure out what the real obstacles are to helping these folks, and then, developed programs to transform their lives. ORAM conducts training of refugee workers all over the world, develops advocacy campaigns to help them, and assists individuals seeking refugee protection. Our brothers and sisters are suffering in a great many countries, and ORAM is working diligently to help them - all on a minimal budget that is efficiently managed and a small group of dedicated staff.

2

Donor

Rating: 4

I would like to show my support for the organization ORAM, which provides support (legal and otherwise) to refugees and educates groups and individuals about discrimination in countries where it is needed.

I have personally met individuals helped by ORAM, and the work of this organization is essential to the respect of human rights.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

ORAM is an incredible organization dedicated to saving the lives of LGBTI refugees worldwide, largely due to Executive Director Grungras's vision, dedication and leadership. I highly recommend others to donate to and support ORAM!

8

Donor

Rating: 1

The mission and purpose of this organization is much needed around the world. Unfortunately, ORAM is not equipped to achieve its mission and purpose. With such tremendous staff turnover, institutional knowledge is lacking and inefficiency prevails. Character assassinations and general paranoia by management about other organizations, incompetent staff, and incompetent contractors occur frequently. Funds and projects are mismanaged and procrastination is the norm at ORAM. I would not fund this organization until its board takes seriously the issues and liability its Executive Director creates for them and their duties to the organization.

Comments ( 1 )

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accountreg 10/31/2013

We are genuinely sorry to hear that the reviewer - a former employee of ORAM - did not have a good experience with us. Sometimes there is not a good fit between employee and employer, and we hope things work out for the reviewer at a different organization.

Review from Guidestar