Address: Win Aoyama 942 2-2-15 Minami Aoyama Minato ku Tokyo 〒107-0062

REI, which stands for Refugee Empowerment International, raises funds to support projects that provide opportunities for people displaced from their homes due to reasons such as conflict and persecution. The projects chosen allow the beneficiaries to lead independent normal lives while staying close to home and their loved ones; these projects enable people to give back to the community and make valuable contributions to the local economy as well as rebuild their own futures.

What we do

REI funds support projects that provide opportunities for people to lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their loved ones. We prioritize partnerships over intervention and direct implementation. This approach enables communities to utilize local talents and skills, and available resources in the most effective way leading to sustainable outcomes. We work towards a world where refugees around the globe are given the tools and means to develop their own futures and give back to their communities.

The maximum amount awarded to an individual project per year is US$25,000. Since 1979, REI has funded more than 800 projects worth cumulatively over US$11 million.