Thank you for considering fundraising for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and helping people living in the world's toughest places. We appreciate that you want to use your platform for good.

When an emergency strikes, YOU can help us provide life-changing support, including clean water, urgent medical care, and critical supplies. And thanks to you, we’ll stay for as long as we are needed, helping people and communities to rebuild. Whether you’re a speedgamer or TikToker, a podcast host or a proud pet parent, your stream to support the IRC’s work can help us inspire more moments of courage in the year ahead.

Here is some helpful information to get started:

Who is the IRC?

 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

We help to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. And we are proud to fight for a world where women and girls have an equal chance to succeed.

Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC first helped people fleeing violence and persecution in Europe find safety in the United States. Today, we work in over 40 crisis-affected countries, bringing ingenuity, fortitude and optimism to making a lasting impact for the people we serve. We also help refugees and other vulnerable people integrate into their new communities across dozens of cities in Europe and the Americas. We arrive at the onset of crisis and aim to stay as long as we are needed.

For more information about the IRC and highlights of our work, please visit our impact page. Also, please check out our 10 reasons to give to the IRC.

Where do the funds go?

 Donations raised through your fundraiser will provide the IRC with “unrestricted funds” that will be used to meet the IRC’s most pressing needs around the world. Occasionally, depending on the scale and urgency, the IRC will offer a fundraising event on Tiltify to support a specific emergency response or program area (e.g. Crisis in Ukraine).

As an organization that responds to emergencies and works in dynamic settings around the world, unrestricted funds enable the IRC to allocate funding to key organizational needs and priorities to ensure the greatest impact for the clients that we serve. We are incredibly thankful for every dollar contributed to our work, and value the effort you put into your streams for the IRC.

Driving real-world impact

  • $30 can provide a hygiene kit that includes soap, a potty with lid, and chlorine to treat water
  • $110 can help build a water supply system for a family
  • $200 can provide a family of 6 with coats, hats, gloves and boots
  • $500 can equip one mobile medical clinic with PPE, trauma kits, and bandages, and critical medical equipment
  • $1,000 can provide one baby incubator to provide a safe, controlled space for a newborn
Who can participate?

Anyone can participate in raising money for the IRC on Tiltify. However, some platforms, like Twitch, have a minimum age requirement of 13 years old.

Refugees face so many challenges. I’m grateful to the IRC for empowering streamers to use our platforms for good. They made it so easy to set up a fundraising stream—I can’t wait to work with them again!
- Piper Ruhmkorff

What fundraising platform should I use for my stream?

For streaming, you’re welcome to use any platform that you’re most comfortable with including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Each platform has a how-to-guide to help you set up a successful live stream.

Whether you’re a lifelong gamer, creator or just interested in fundraising in a fun and unique way, Tiltify is a crowdfunding platform designed to make it easy to raise funds directly for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) while you live stream video games or whatever it is you love doing.

Set up your Tiltify charity stream in 4 easy steps:

  1. Visit the International Rescue Committee’s Tiltify page
  2. Click “Start Fundraising” to create your Tiltify account and fundraising campaign in 3 simple steps.
  3. Connect your social accounts and stream your game on a site like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or Facebook. If broadcasting via Twitch, consider adding the Tiltify Donations extension to your Twitch channel to help drive your fundraising efforts and make donating easier.

Spread the word and share your campaign with your followers on social media to raise funds. The IRC offers this special toolkit for streamers.

Girls play inside IRC children's safe space in Iraq
What games can I play?

We want you to have fun and play games that you like! We just request that, when streaming for the IRC, please play games that are considered family-friendly and refrain from first-person shooter games that resemble real-life war and violent scenarios (e.g., Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto). If you are unsure or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for further guidance.

What should I do during the stream?

Prior to your stream, invite your friends, family members and anyone else in your networks who might be interested in watching your stream and contributing to the IRC’s mission. Also, don’t forget to tag the IRC on your social media channels to bring more visibility and awareness to your event!

Twitter: @RESCUEorg  

Facebook: International Rescue Committee

Instagram: @RESCUEorg  

TikTok: @RESCUEorg

When should I fundraise for the IRC?


 You can fundraise for the IRC at any point during the year. That said, some of the most successful fundraisers are linked to important milestones in your life or to important IRC fundraising dates.

Here are some key IRC dates for 2023:

  • International Women’s Day: March 8
  • World Refugee Day: June 20
  • World Humanitarian Day: August 19
  • International Day of the Girl: October 11
  • World Food Day: October 16
  • Giving Tuesday: November 28
  • Year-End Holidays: November –December
A Ugandan teacher gets the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine by IRC health worker

We have created an IRC Stream Toolkit to give you access to assets that you can use to market and support your fundraisers for the IRC. This toolkit includes screens for your streams, Save the Date graphics, social media banners, badges that recognize your support, and more. The toolkit also includes an overview about our work with fast facts and examples of impact to share with your audience.

The IRC’s top fundraisers via Tiltify

The IRC is proud to highlight and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our valued partners, teams and individuals who are hosting fundraisers via Tiltify to help displaced families. Raise your way onto the leaderboard by starting a fundraiser via Tiltify today!

For your stream, we trust that you know your audience best and so we give you the creative control to have fun, show off your skills for gaming and entertaining (dancing, singing, creating things, etc.), and set your own fun milestones to keep your audience engaged and donating!

As a reminder, when fundraising for the IRC, please protect the IRC’s reputation by avoiding the following:

  • If you are a content creator who is streaming content other than video games, please ensure that you adhere to the IRC’s values and do not engage in activities that would harm the IRC’s reputation.
  • The IRC stands for non-discrimination principles and will not tolerate any language or behavior that is racist, misogynistic, homophobic, or discriminatory in any sense due to people’s ethnic/national backgrounds, immigration status, disability, etc.
  • When representing the IRC, please do not engage in behavior that includes sexually explicit behavior, alcohol or drug use or promotion, smoking, profanity and any illegal activities.


Even companies can get involved in charity fundraising

Globally, there are more than 100 million people displaced from their homes. Your company and employees can support the work of the IRC in over 50 countries at a time of unmatched need. Together, we can help people in the world’s toughest places.

Learn how

Any questions before starting your charity stream?

For any questions, please contact Senka Filipovic or Jason Gonzalez.

  • Senka Filipovic
    Associate Director of Gaming
    Global Corporate Partnerships
  • Jason Gonzalez
    Gaming Officer
    Global Corporate Partnerships