EIN 13-5660870

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Program areas at IRC

In Africa, the IRC worked in 20 countries to respond to new and ongoing crises in the region. In East Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, the IRC provided life saving aid in response to conflict and during periods of severe drought, and strengthened health, water, and sanitation systems throughout the region. In North and West Africa, including Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote D Ivoire, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, the IRC strengthened health systems and additionally implemented programs to protect vulnerable populations, particularly women and children. The IRC in the Great Lakes region, in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania, worked with local and national partners to help rebuild communities impacted by violence, and put in place rapid response mechanisms to provide life saving support to those in
Through a network of 25 cities across the country, the IRCs US Programs USP Department ensures that refugees and other vulnerable immigrants have the resources and tools they need to build new lives in America. USP serves 45,000 individuals each year through a diverse portfolio of programs aimed at five core outcomes Health, Safety, Economic Wellbeing, Education, and Power. Staff and volunteers work together to resettle newly arrived refugees, facilitating food, shelter, and other basic needs during the pivotal first months in the US. To promote self-reliance over the long term, the IRC also offers English language classes, vocational training, and job placement activities, as well as specialized services for asylees, survivors of torture, human trafficking, and other forms of trauma. The IRC provides comprehensive legal services to help refugees and other immigrants become permanent residents and US citizens, and supports a variety of programs designed to help new arrivals feel welcome and integrate into their adopted communities.
In the Middle East, the IRC worked in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Through local partnerships, the IRC delivered aid inside Syria, and additionally supported Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. The IRC also delivered programs in the Kurdish Region of Iraq and aided Iraqi refugees through the region. The IRC, along with the Sesame Workshop, implemented a large-scale childhood development intervention aimed at improving early reading, math, and social-emotional skills of children. It is the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response.

Form 990s for IRC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-092020-09-17990View PDF
2018-092019-07-05990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
2016-092017-09-14990View PDF
2015-092017-01-24990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$14,618,886
 Subscribe to viewPRGM. Implementation$11,803,347
 Subscribe to viewGeneral Support$5,577,793
...and 535 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS$15,803,085
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...and 453 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by IRC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Catholic Charities of Northeast KansasRefugee Programs$384,209
Church World Service (CWS)Refugee Programs$270,398
IRC's Center for Economic OpportunityRefugee Programs$246,936
 Subscribe to viewRefugee Programs$225,318
 Subscribe to viewRefugee Programs$209,896
...and 18 more grants made

Financials for IRC

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$764,828,594
Program services$10,806,614
Investment income and dividends$3,619,131
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$4,230
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,643,748
Net income from fundraising events$-480,312
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,939,494
Total revenues$785,361,499

Personnel at IRC

George RuppFormer Chief Executive Officer , President , Director$430,812
Brian JohnsonChief Human Resources Officer$321,094
Madlin SadlerSenior Vice President , Operations Strategy$345,237
 Subscribe to viewSenior Vice President International Programs$316,890
 Subscribe to viewSenior Director , Governance and Rights
...and 3 more key personnel

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122 East 42ND Street
New York, NY 10168
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
(212) 551-3000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q33: International Relief
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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