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Corporate partnerships with impact  

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The International Rescue Committee partners with select corporations in the United States and around the globe to improve safety, health, education, economic security, and self-determination measures for the world’s most vulnerable people. We work closely with our partners to create meaningful and multifaceted engagement opportunities—including workplace giving, volunteer days, and cause-marketing campaigns—which best align with our partners’ strategic priorities to achieve our unified goals.  

Our key corporate partners include:

United Talent Agency (UTA)

United Talent Agency, one of the world’s premier global talent and literacy agencies, has been a valued partner of the IRC for the past several years. In 2017, UTA most recently boosted support for the IRC’s domestic programs, in the wake of a presidential executive order that aimed to suspend the U.S. refugee program. For the first time in its history, UTA has cancelled its traditional Academy Awards party on February 24 to instead host a rally entitled “United Voices,” organized to counter anti-immigrant sentiment and support freedom of expression. In addition to generous direct financial support, UTA has initiated a CrowdRise campaign to raise additional funds for the IRC.  

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill not only serves delicious burritos, they help to cultivate a better world—by bolstering the IRC’s refugee assistance programs across the United States. Since 2006, Chipotle has provided vital jobs and employment support to IRC refugee clients nationwide in 20 American cities. As part of this commitment, the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and the IRC recently launched Farmer Entrepreneur Academies in eight cities across the country, to equip immigrant farmers with the training, business skills and other resources they need to pursue agricultural careers. 

Newman’s Own Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation has been a strong supporter of the IRC’s work, both domestically and internationally, since 2006. Over the past decade, Newman’s Own Foundation has funded the IRC’s delivery of critical aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and the strengthening of our New Roots initiatives across the country.  

General Electric (GE) Foundation 

For over 30 years, GE Foundation has helped build a world that works better by championing the work of the IRC through steadfast financial commitments, employment engagement and event sponsorship opportunities. Most recently, GE Foundation provided early leadership support for the IRC’s critical response efforts to the Syrian refugee crisis in both the Middle East and Europe. Together, we have delivered essential health services and economic recovery programs for Syrian refugee families and local communities in Jordan, as well as protection services for thousands of vulnerable women and girls in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.  

TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation

In 2015, TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation began its partnership with the IRC, mobilizing TripAdvisor’s employees and the world’s largest travel community to raise funds and awareness in support of the IRC’s humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis. TripAdvisor's commitment played a key role in the IRC’s ability to sustain ongoing programs in the Middle East and deliver rapid aid, including clean water and sanitation, dignity kits, safe transportation and other lifesaving support to thousands of refugees in Greece. In 2016-2017, TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation has committed to supporting the IRC’s maintenance and expansion of the RefugeeInfo.eu website that provides critical information and resource links for refugees in Europe. The foundation will also help the IRC expand Hospitality Link, an employment training program for refugees, in three additional U.S. cities.