Our services grow opportunity for 2,500 people who have sought refuge in the U.S. With the support of donors like you, we help our newcomer friends and neighbors graduate from high school, improve their English skills, reduce social isolation, and successfully navigate their new lives in the U.S. 

Donate using the form below, or mail a check to 870 Market St. #718, San Francisco CA 94102 to bypass donation platform fees. Please contact Julia@reftrans.org or call 415.989.2151 if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

When every turn brings something new (a language, a tradition, a rule), RT is there to help. That’s why I give.
— Sharon Landwehr, RT Volunteer & Supporter
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Leader's Circle: $1,000+

$2,500: supports the early childhood development program in the Women's Initiative
$1,000: cost of 2 annual stipends for youth leaders in our After-School Programs

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Family Circle: $250+ 

$500: cost of 6-9 months of Home-based tutoring and mentoring
$250: cost of new arts and educational materials for toddlers in the Women's Initiative

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Mentor's Circle: Up to $250

$100: cost of sending a youth to a summer weekend camping trip
$50: supports purchasing books and training supplies for volunteers

These giving levels are symbolic of the programs and services that your support will allow us to provide. Your gift will be used where and when most needed to effectively help newcomers find pathways to success. Thank you for your support! 

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our EIN is 94-3112099.

Scroll down to find out about other ways to support RT, or click on the links below: 
Double Your Impact: Corporate Matching 
Corporate Sponsorship
Stock Donations
In-Kind Donations
AmazonSmile
Donor Privacy Policy

To learn more:
Current & Past RT Supporters
RT Impact
RT Financials

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Ask your HR representative if your company will match your gift to Refugee Transitions! Many companies, including these, have programs that allow them to match the charitable contributions made by their employees to qualifying nonprofit organizations. Please feel free to contact us and let us know if you need any assistance with forms to complete the matching gift process. 

If you are a Refugee Transitions volunteer, your company may also give matching gifts for your volunteer hours. 

If your company might be interested in becoming a sponsor for Refugee Transitions' World of Difference Benefit Dinner, our only major fundraiser of the year, please click here

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Want your company to impact the local community in a purposeful way? Consider sponsoring Refugee Transitions' World of Difference Benefit Dinner. Taking place in November, World of Difference is our only major fundraiser of the year, and its success is crucial in allowing us to provide high-impact, free services to 2,500 newcomers to the Bay Area. By sponsoring the dinner, you will support the leaders, innovators, and workforce of tomorrow, as well as convey your goodwill and community commitment to the dinner's 150+ attendees. Click here for all info about corporate sponsorship, and contact Julia@reftrans.org

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Donating appreciated securities to Refugee Transitions may result in a bigger donation and a bigger deduction to the donor. It may allow you to bypass the capital gains tax and deduct your gift's fair market value. Please contact Julia@reftrans.org if you're interested in making a gift of stock. 

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Thank you for your interest in donating tangible goods to Refugee Transitions! Kindly view our ongoing Amazon registry, where we post all of our current item needs.

We also periodically hold drives for our youth students, such as our Coat Drive in Fall and Toy Drive in Winter. We collect new items via our Amazon registry, and distribute them at our community events. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for drive announcements.

We are currently unable to accept donations of clothing, home furniture, or household items. To donate these items, you can contact the following organizations--please read their donation guidelines by clicking the links below:
-- International Rescue Committee (clothing, children’s items, household goods—contact a local office to find out which items are most needed)
-- Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (household items, furniture, etc.) 
-- La Raza Community Resource Center (new or gently worn clothing, new or slightly used toys, baby diapers, strollers, etc.)
-- Community Thrift (clothing) 

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Refugee Transitions places a high priority on protecting our donors' privacy. We will not sell, share, or trade our donors' names or personal information with any entity outside our agency. We will not send mailings on behalf of any other organization. 

This policy applies to all information received by Refugee Transitions, both online and offline, on any platform as well as any electronic, oral, or written communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors' information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. 

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