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Oxfam America HQ

The Future is Equal

aka Oxfam   |   Boston, MA   |  www.oxfamamerica.org

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Mission

Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive. The future is equal. Join us at oxfamamerica.org. .

Ruling year info

1988

Principal Officer

Abby Maxman

Main address

77 North Washington Street Suite 500

Boston, MA 02114 USA

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EIN

23-7069110

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe in the power of people to end the injustice of poverty. Poverty is not inevitable; it is the result of human action and inaction. We believe that because poverty is man-made, we can end it. All of us - those living poverty and those who are not - have a role to play.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

International Relief

Regional Programs: Oxfam works with local organizations, providing funds and empowering poor people to play a central role in the development of their families, communities, and regions.

Policy & Advocacy: Oxfam combines research, advocacy, and campaigning to engage world public opinion and influence decision makers on behalf of people living in poverty.

Public Education: Oxfam fosters a broad understanding of the root causes of poverty and injustice and promotes the role each individual can play in a global movement for social change.

Humanitarian Relief & Rehabilitation: Oxfam provides immediate assistance to save lives in the event of a disaster. Once urgent danger passes, Oxfam continues to help people restore their livelihoods and prepare for future crises.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity 2023

Charity Watch - Top Rated Charity 2023

The Life You Can Save 2023

Charity Navigator - 4 Star Rating 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Indigenous peoples, Age groups

Related Program

International Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We worked directly with 15.5 million people through 1,036 projects worldwide; 51% are women and girls. We worked with 2,200+ local partner organizations. 2023 represents 4/01/22 - 3/31/23.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

International Relief

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 is based on our 2024 Fiscal Year (4/01/23 to 3/31/24)

Number of first-time donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

International Relief

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 2023 figure represents new 1-time and Sustaining monthly donors for our Fiscal Period 24, 4/01/23 - 3/31/24.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

International Relief

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

'2023' is based on our 2024 Fiscal Year (04/01/2023 - 03/31/2024)

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

International Relief

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

'2023' is based on our 2024 Fiscal Year (04/01/23 - 03/31/24)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We see a future in which no one lives in poverty. We can get there by taking an integrated approach, working together to combat poverty on all levels.

Here's how Oxfam tackles the root causes of poverty:
Saving Lives in Disasters - We provide immediate relief and we help local leaders devise response and resilience plans so that their communities can weather current crises and the ones yet to come.
Challenging the Powerful - We inspire the American public to pressure the US government, companies, and others in power to change policies and practices that keep people in poverty through our advocacy and campaigning work.
Building Lasting Solutions - By developing partnerships with organizations on the ground, we foster innovative solutions that transform communities for the long term.

We realize the mission in three ways. First, we help people build better futures for themselves. Oxfam provides grants and technical support to local organizations around the world. Together with these partners, we support long-term solutions that help poor communities grow nutritious food, access land and clean water, and obtain decent work and fair wages. Second, we hold the powerful accountable. Oxfam uses advocacy to tackle the systems, policies, and practices that keep people trapped in poverty. We take on inequality, climate justice, gender justice, and inequities in the food chain, and we advocate for the basic human rights and dignity of survivors of conflicts and disasters. We challenge governments, multinational companies, international organizations, and other actors to use their vast power and influence to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people. Third, we save lives in disasters. Oxfam works with local people to lead humanitarian responses that provide immediate relief during conflicts an disasters, and to build resilience against future threats.

It's great when we get it all right, but some of our most effective work emerges from trial and error. Using data, analysis, and consultation with a range of people—from community members to government officials—we continually adjust our approach for greater impact.

Working to end the injustice of poverty is bold and ambitious work, yet together we're making a tangible impact in so many lives.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Oxfam America

Board of directors
as of 05/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

N. James Shachoy

Independent Corporate Advisor

Term: 2023 - 2027


Board co-chair

Sherine Jayawickrama

Independent Consultant

Term: 2023 - 2027

Joe Hamilton

Liberty International

Mohamad Ali

Chief Executive Officer, IDG

Dr. Kaitlyn Henderson

Staff Elected Board Member + USDP Senior Research Advisor Oxfam America

Anthony Bebbington

Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and SocietyGraduate School of Geography, Clark University

Latanya Mapp Frett

CEO and President, Global Fund for Women

Kitt Sawitsky

Director, Goulston & Storrs

Tara Lynn Torrens

Partner, Capital Research and Management Company

Dabie H. Tsai

Partner, CrossCountry Consulting

Kim Williams

Senior Vice President, Partner, and Associate Director of Global Industry Research at Wellington Management Company, LLP. (Retired)

N. James Shachoy

Senior Managing Director, Accenture PLC

Jack Regan

Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School, Legal Services Center

Carl F. Muñana

CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation (retired)

Abby Maxman

President + CEO, Oxfam America

Michael Silberman

Global Director of the Mobilisation Lab

Naima Green-Riley

Ph.D. Candidate and Raymond Vernon Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University

Sherine Jayawickrama

Independent Consultant

Homi Kharas

Senior Fellow, The Brooking Institution

Bisrat Aklilu

Senior Advisor for Sustainable Development and Fund Management

Yana Ayesha Kakar

CEO, Growth for Good Acquisition Corporation

Margie Alt

Campaign Director for the Climate Action Campaign

Roshan Paul

Freelance Strategic Advisor

Oussama Mezoui

Nonprofit Management Consultant

Lionel C. Johnson

President, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute

Smita Singh

Chief Strategy Officer, Open Society Foundations

Sarah Gaviser Leslie

Principal and Founder, In Other Words

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.