Questions about Donating to USA for UNHCR’s Efforts

How To Help Refugees


UNHCR is responsible for protecting over 35 million people worldwide, including refugees, internally displaced people and former refugees who are returning to their homes.

With your support for USA for UNHCR, we can ensure that these innocent men, women and children receive the help they need.  Whether it is providing urgent assistance during emergencies or supporting on-going refugee programs worldwide, your donation makes a difference.


Here's how to donate to support the work of the UN Refugee Agency:


Questions about your donation? 

USA for UNHCR welcomes other gifts such as in-kind donations, bequests, and matching gifts. For further information on these or any other contributions, please contact USA for UNHCR at 1-800-770-1100.

If you have any questions about an existing donation, require a tax receipt, or would like to stop, cancel, pause or change your monthly donation, please contact us by calling our donor care line at 1-855-808-6427.

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Donate Online

Make a one-time contribution:

Donating Online is a secure, quick and effective way to make a difference today.

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Emergency Response Team (Monthly Donations)

Monthly help from you means our Emergency Response Team gets the support it needs to go straight into action when a crisis arises. A monthly donation is easy, cost-efficient, and makes such a big difference to our work – so much so that we consider monthly supporters as truly one of the team.


Join the Emergency Response Team!


If you have questions about an existing Emergency Response Team donation, please call: 1-855-808-6427 



Face to Face Fundraisers

Did you meet one of our frontline fundraisers on the street, in a mall, or in your neighborhood in Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix or Miami? Learn more about our monthly giving program.


If you have questions about an existing Emergency Response Team monthly donation, please call: 1-855-808-6427 


Donate By Phone & Text to Give

To make a telephone contribution, please dial toll free 1-855-808-6427.

To make a mobile donation, text REFUGEES to 50555 to give $10 to USA for UNHCR.**


Donate by Mail / Fax

Donations by mail or fax should be sent to the following address:

1775 K Street, NW Suite 580
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-296-1081

We kindly request that you send your payment via check or money order instead of cash for security reasons. Please make checks payable to USA for UNHCR.

Donate Securities or Stock

Brokers should arrange electronic transfers by contacting our MorganStanley representative at:

Deborah de Nooy
Senior Vice President
Wealth Advisor
Phone: 202 862 7510
Fax: 202 379 9780



bequest is a gift made through your will and a powerful statement of your support.  Bequests can be for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate.  You can also create a contingent bequest, which would be honored only if other beneficiaries predecease you.

Beneficiary Designations

When filling out the beneficiary designation form for your retirement plan, insurance policy, or savings account, simply name the United States Association for UNHCR (USA for UNHCR) as full or partial beneficiary and provide our tax identification number (52-1662800).

To learn more about bequests, beneficiary designations, or gifts of property, please contact us at 1-800-770-1100 or visit the Bequests section on our site.



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It is the intention of the United States Association for UNHCR (U for U) that any funds raised will be expended and/or distributed consistent with the original intent and wishes of the donor.  However, notwithstanding the foregoing, U for U reserves the right to use and/or distribute the funds raised in whatever manner it deems appropriate, if, after reasonable review, U for U determines in its sole discretion that such funds are needed and/or would be better utilized in other ways in furtherance of U for U’s chartable mission.

**$10.00 donation to USA for UNHCR. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy Policy


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