Mercy Corps

By Joanne Lu

Man in field.

In 2015 John Deere Foundation committed funds to support Mercy Corps’ work to increase household incomes of smallholder rice farmers in Indonesia. Photo Credit: Mercy Corps.

Over its nearly four-decade history, Mercy Corps has continuously expanded through private, public and civil society partnerships to “help people recover from disaster, build better lives and transform their communities for good.”

What started in 1979 as Save the Refugee Fund – a task force responding to the infamous Cambodian “Killing Fields” refugee crisis – steadily grew into the humanitarian aid giant that Mercy Corps is today. The organization now works in almost 40 countries, with programs spanning more than a dozen humanitarian and development sectors, and has even been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Read More