Tearfund is a Christian relief and development organization that partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. We tackle poverty through sustainable development, responding to disasters, and challenging injustice. We believe an end to extreme poverty is possible.


Our mission is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest, responding to crises and partnering with local churches and organizations to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

What We Do

Our vision is to see people freed from poverty, living transformed lives, and fulfilling their God-given potential.

As we pursue this vision, we have four main focuses:

  • Meeting emergency needs
    We respond quickly to meet immediate needs when crises and disasters hit vulnerable communities.
  • Mobilizing churches
    We envision, empower and equip churches to play their part in the development and transformation of their communities.
  • Transforming communities 
    We support communities to become resilient to shocks and stresses and work towards a better future for themselves and others.
  • Changing society
    We seek to influence and change social, political, and economic systems and policies so that the poorest communities can get the services and opportunities they need to thrive.

When you partner with Tearfund USA, you propel a wide variety of innovative thinkers and problem solvers. People who are boldly
bringing forth positive and sustainable change in four distinct areas:

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