About ActionAid USA

Women in West Bengal, India, are claiming their rights. Photo: Nicola Bailey/ActionAid

More Action. Less Aid.

ActionAid is an international network building a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. 

We know this can only be done by shifting power – towards communities and away from elites – and aid as traditionally practiced does not accomplish this. That’s why we take action in partnership with people on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. Together, we tackle the symptoms of unequal power – poverty, hunger, gender-based violence, climate change, conflict, and disaster – and challenge the ideologies, legal systems, and social norms that lie underneath.

ActionAid USA is the U.S. branch of ActionAid International, which works in more than 50 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. We influence U.S. policy and international institutions like the United Nations and elevate marginalized voices in the halls of power.

Read our 2018-2020 strategy.

Our Vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.

Our Mission

To achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organizations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Where we work

A world map with countries highlighted in various shades of red to show where ActionAid operates.

Africa: Burundi, DRCEthiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, LesothoLiberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Americas: Brazil, Guatemala, Haiti, USA

Asia & Australia: Afghanistan, Arab Region, Australia, Bangladesh, CambodiaIndia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territories, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe: Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, UK


Support Our Work!

ActionAid is an international network building a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice.

That’s why with the support of friends like you, we actively invest in powerful people living in poverty and exclusion in 50 countries around the world.

Make a secure, tax-deductible donation today.