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why donate?

Your donations provide essential support, without which we would not be able to:

Build lasting, life-changing relationships between volunteers and students like Brett and Peter.

Support refugee youth like Richard in beating the odds and doing the impossible.

Empower refugees to lead change in their own communities through our Refugee Community Navigator Intern Program.

Enable families like the Copes to feel the pride of becoming U.S. citizens.

Provide refugee youth with a multicultural camp experience, where they gain leadership skills and have a blast in San Francisco's Presidio Park.

Offer critical family support to our highest need clients--recently resettled refugees--like Lah Doh.




“I’ve had the good fortune of watching Refugee Transitions exponentially grow its impact over the past ten years. By serving as a social bridge for newcomers, Refugee Transitions reduces social isolation and creates pathways toward citizenship and self sufficiency. I look forward to watching the agency navigate the next inflection point for growth.”-- Victor Smallberg, Board Member, Volunteer Tutor, Donor

Donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses are what allow us to provide our programs and services to high-need refugee and immigrant families in the Bay Area.  Thank you for your continued support!

Refugee Transitions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


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You may send a check or money order to:

Refugee Transitions
870 Market Street, Suite 718
San Francisco, CA 94102

Please make your check payable to Refugee Transitions. Our office will mail you a receipt once your donation has been received.


Ask your employer if your company will match your gift to Refugee Transitions! Many companies have programs that allow them to "match" the charitable contributions made by their employees to qualified nonprofit organizations.

Check in with your company's Human Resources to see if they offer this option. If they do, please feel free to call our office at 415.989.2151 and let us know if you need assistance with any forms to complete the matching gift process.


Support from our Donor Circle allows us to plan a secure future for our programs and services. For more information about joining the Donor Circle, please contact RT's office at 415.989.2151.

Community Leader: 
-$25,000/yr covers all costs for a 3-week summer enrichment camp for 60-70 refugee youth. 
-$10,000/yr covers an adult English language and civics education class (2-3 days/week). 
RT Family: 
-$5,000/yr covers 2 overnight weekend camps for up to 50 refugee youth. 
-$2,500/yr covers the cost of sending 3 family members (preschooler to adult) to a Saturday family -engagement 
program for one year. 
-$1,000/yr covers the cost of sending 3 youth to a 3-week summer enrichment camp. 
-$500/yr covers the cost of weekly home-based tutoring and mentoring (including field trips, curriculum, training 
for volunteer) for one refugee, asylee, or immigrant newcomer. 
-$250/yr covers the cost of providing stipends to 5 Refugee Youth Leaders. 
-$100/yr covers the cost of sending 1 youth to an overnight weekend summer camp. 
Participants during our Family Engagment Program at Franklin Recreation Center.  


We greatly appreciate computer and equipment donations.  If you have an item you'd like to donate, please call our office at 415.989.2151. Donations are fully tax-deductible and we will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. 


For directions on how to give stock, mutual funds or other assets, please contact us at 415.989.2151.


For more information on planned giving and about how to leave a donation to Refugee Transitions in your will, please contact our main office at 415.989.2151.