ActionAid is on a mission to build a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. Guided by the principles of feminist leadership, including accountability and transparency, we tackle systems of unequal power in partnership with these communities. Together, we challenge the ideologies, legal systems, and social norms that lie underneath. Together, we speak truth to power. Together, we invest in local problem solvers – people who are determined, committed, and motivated to change the world around them.

We believe that leaders at the local level know what’s needed to make change and have the power to mobilize and inspire others within their communities – and we are dedicated to supporting them in a way that traditional aid does not. That is why we are committed to raising funds from individuals and private foundations rather than depending on big corporate or government grants. Your investment in our mission has helped us respond to countless humanitarian emergencies, develop long-term programming for women and girls around the world, and influence policy outcomes that have tipped the scales in favor of marginalized communities.

We have accomplished so much together, but now comes an even greater challenge: our rapidly changing world, where pandemics, climate change, racial injustice, and authoritarian governments can threaten already vulnerable communities, means we must double down on our efforts. Over the next 10 years and beyond, ActionAid USA aims to increase our policy and programmatic work within the US and across our global federation, so that more leaders can be equipped with the skills to fight poverty and injustice.

Our goal is to ensure that one day ActionAid is no longer needed; that one day, communities have the power they need to thrive. Your legacy gift can help make that a reality. By making a planned gift, you are demonstrating your commitment to champions all over the world. Your legacy gift will help shape our advocacy, influence how quickly we can mobilize in the face of an emergency, and grow the number of voices who will speak truth to power. Legacy gifts are an investment in our programs, our people, and our mission.

For more information on how your legacy can live on through a meaningful gift, please contact Ehab Elsawaf, ActionAid USA Senior Major Gifts Officer, at or 202-370-9925.

Thank you for your investment in the lives of people on the frontlines of poverty and injustice.