Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Our mission is to tackle to root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.
We do not take US government funding, which makes your support all the more important. Individual gifts help speak truth to power.
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Oxfam America is rated highly by leading independent charity evaluators. These rankings place Oxfam among an elite group of charitable organizations nationally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oxfam America relies almost entirely on funding from individual donors, foundations, and corporations. We operate efficiently and always aim to minimize administrative costs, and are committed to transparency.
In 2018, we allocated 77 percent of our expenditures for development programs and emergency relief—a number that is well above the standard recommended by the CharityWatch, one of the leading charity-rating organizations in the US. During this same period, at least 90 percent of funds designated by individual donors for humanitarian emergencies directly supported our relief efforts for those emergencies. We strive to exceed or maintain these standards each year.
Yes. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.