“Go to the people, learn from them, build on what they have.”
Today, IIRR continues to influence local and national agendas to mobilize political commitments, funding, and innovation necessary to alleviate poverty in rural areas.
Dr. Y.C. James Yen
Our partners trust us to co-implement projects; governments and private institutions trust our technical expertise and ability to create solutions that serve rural communities; donors trust us to use their funds to uplift the lives of the rural people.
IIRR is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization. All contributions to IIRR are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. As of 2018, IIRR's work over 60 years has been generously supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments.
In the last 10 years, 80% of our funds were spent on our regional programs. We also earn revenue from trainings and technical assistance.