Two refugee girls smile surrounded by UNHCR supplies

What is a Corporate Partnership?

A Corporate Partnership is when a corporation joins together with a non-for-profit, usually to give funds, goods or services in exchange for opportunities to work and create an impact together.

A Corporate Partnership with Australia for UNHCR can include grants, fundraising events and long-term projects that support refugees.

What will your company's social impact be? 

We partner with leading brands to help refugees whose lives have been torn apart by conflict, disaster or persecution.

By partnering with Australia for UNHCR, you’ll align your company with a globally-recognised brand that has been protecting refugees since 1950. You can offer life-saving protection for people fleeing crisis and empower them to rebuild their lives.

With 1 in 77 people on the planet now displaced, there is no better time for your company to stand with refugees. Please contact us to be part of the solution.

Our Corporate Partners

Our Corporate Partners provide emergency aid for people fleeing crisis and conflict. They also support a range of exciting initiatives, focusing on women and children, shelter, health, livelihoods, education, climate change or emergency response.

We work closely with our valued partners to engage their employees, clients and customers in creating lasting solutions for displaced people. By partnering with us, you’ll also be helping to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – a blueprint for a more just and equal world.

Why partner with us

A Corporate Partnership with Australia for UNHCR provides a rewarding and unique experience for your organisation whilst also empowering the lives of refugees.

We are global

We work in over 130 countries to help people fleeing conflict, disaster and persecution.

We are effective

We can be on the ground within 72 hours of an emergency. We stay for as long as we're needed.

We are experienced

We have been on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies for more than 70 years.

We are trusted

We have strong relationships with governments, NGO partners and displaced communities.

We are innovative

We explore new ways to meet displaced people's needs, from digital to green solutions.

We are committed

We exist to protect refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced and stateless people.

Align with our programs

Ethiopian refugees fleeing clashes in the country's northern Tigray region, cross the border into Hamdayet, Sudan.
© UNHCR/Hazim Elhag
Emergency Response
A woman helps her daughter in law with the kangaroo scarf in Cameroon.
©UNHCR/Xavier Bourgois
Young girl in school uniform smiles at camera. South Sudanese refugee, Sophie during a chemistry class in Uganda.
© UNHCR/Jjumba Martin
Two refugees at agricultural Projects Help Turkana And Refugees Work Together To Grow Food At Kalobeyei Settlement
© UNHCR/Samuel Otieno
Afghan refugee children sitting and smiling in Islamabad
© UNHCR/Asif Shahzad
Djawahir, 24, and her 12-month-old baby boy Houssni live in Kounoungou refugee camp, eastern Chad, March 2021.
© UNHCR/Antoine Tardy
Women and Girls

Corporate Partnership opportunities

Our fundraising tools, platforms and events can allow your employees to raise funds and engage in ways to support refugees:

  • Strategic partnerships

Support projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals to create long-term impact.

  • Matched grants

You can help us double our impact by matching donations to an appeal, special project or event.

  • Marketing campaigns

Develop a bespoke campaign, like Canva’s Design for Cause, to engage your consumers in the fight for refugee protection. 

  • Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund Partners help UNHCR mobilise resources as soon as disaster strikes

  • Fundraise

Kickstart a fundraising event or campaign with our easy-to-use platform. 

  • Staff engagement

Engage your staff to raise funds and awareness for refugees, using our fundraising tools and platforms, or attend our events and webinars from the field. We can also provide opportunities for your staff to write welcoming messages to refugees newly arrived to Australia.

Mark Steinberg, CEO of First Sentier Investors:

"No one should be deprived of a home or lack access to basic rights such as education and shelter. For this reason, we are proud to support the important work of UNHCR in their efforts to help so many millions of people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes."

Mark Steinberg, CEO of First Sentier Investors, presents at Australia for UNHCR's World Refugee Day event
© Australia for UNHCR

Benefits of Corporate Partnerships

A Corporate Partnership with Australia for UNHCR can give your organisation opportunities to support refugees in both urgent forms of care, and long-term projects like providing health and education.

As part of your Corporate Partnership you can receive:

  • Regular impact reports
  • Learning opportunities, e.g. webinars and presentations
  • Invitations to special events, such as World Refugee Day
  • Skill-sharing opportunities with Australia for UNHCR employees
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Recognition on our digital platforms and in publications such as the Annual Report

Harriet Pope, IKEA Australia:

"As part of our mission to change the narrative around refugees, we are incredibly proud to be partnering with UNHCR in support of their vital work. It's a unique opportunity for our diverse co-workers and customers to join together and make a tangible difference. Everyone deserves to feel at home, no matter who you are or where you come from."

A group of women stand in front of a photo wall at IKEA
© Australia for UNHCR

Get in touch


Elizabeth Grady

Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships

I'd love to explore how your company can join us in our mission of empowering refugees.

Contact me today to discuss how a partnership can create real impact for refugees and displaced people.

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Regular Giving

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Workplace Giving

Make a difference for refugees by donating a portion of your salary each pay day

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Our fundraising commitment

The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

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