Drawing strength from our domestic and global resources, we aim to relieve suffering caused by natural disaster and human conflict, promote peace and understanding, and strengthen people’s capacity to help themselves.
Humanity First’s mission is to serve disaster struck and socially disadvantaged individuals and families in the poorer communities in the world. We aim to:
Humanity First serves communities worldwide through various projects by driving fundraising activities, engaging volunteers from local communities and our donor base, and partnering with other organizations with similar humanitarian service goals.
Humanity First is a volunteer based operating organization whose board of directors, management team, and project staff running the day-to-day operations are all unpaid volunteers with diverse professional backgrounds including business, healthcare, and education sectors. This unique strength allows us to direct more than 90% of all funds raised towards the humanitarian projects we pursue. All personal expenses are met by the volunteers to maximize the use of funds raised and donated for those in need.
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.