Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
IRCO’s mission is to welcome, serve, and empower refugees, immigrants, and people across cultures and generations to reach their full potential.
Bottom Line for Portland
Founded by refugees nearly 50 years ago, IRCO is the largest immigrant and refugee community-based organization in Portland.
In the last year, we engaged over 29,000 individuals: we house new refugee arrivals, provide essential immigration legal counsel and navigation, offer training and employment services, support survivors of violence and exploitation, assist small businesses, help children become kindergarten ready, engage youth, and more, with over 75 programs in total.
Your donation to this Give!Guide campaign helps fund these critical programs, providing tens of thousands of immigrants and refugees with life-changing services.
“[IRCO] helped with clothes, moved [us] into a new shelter, paid rent for the first month, and covered the first couple months of expenses, such as food, hygiene items, and other essential items. For everything IRCO has provided, we are very grateful.” - IRCO Client
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our commitment to equity, anti-racism, and social justice: Our immigrant and refugee community in Oregon is the center of our mission, vision, decisions, and actions. We envision a diverse cultural and linguistic community where each person can fully participate, prosper, thrive, and belong. Our work is driven by an equity and trauma informed lens, strong internal values, a learning organization practice, community-centered partnerships, organizing, advocacy, anti-racism, and a social justice ethic and practice. We are dedicated to developing systems and structures of accountability and transparency. We are committed to this journey.
IRCO is proud to partner with local businesses owned by immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities:
-The last 100 donors who give $25+ during November will receive a free sandwich or coffee drink at NorthFresh Coffee Roasters (coupon code will be emailed to donors, redeemable online or in person)
-The first 50 donors who give $50+ will receive an IRCO branded T-shirt (must be redeemed at our New Beginnings Market)
-All donors who give $75+ will receive a coupon for 20% off at Kabba’s Kitchen (coupons will be emailed to donors, $10 minimum purchase, coupon must be redeemed in person)
-To commemorate IRCO’s 47th year, the first 47 donors who give $100+ will receive an IRCO branded hat or beanie (must be redeemed at our New Beginnings Market)
-All donors who give $250+ will receive a coupon for a gift basket of sauces from Tân Tân Café & Delicatessen (must redeem in person at Tan Tan Deli)
Big Give Days
-All donors who give $10+ on a Big Give Day will receive a coupon for 10% off at NorthFresh Coffee (coupon will be emailed to donors, redeemable online or in person)
-Donations on all Big Give Days: the last 5 donors on each BGD will receive a bottle of wine (must redeem at our New Beginnings Market, various bottles from Ponzi Winery and Naumes Crush & Fermentation) Max 60 donors.
-2X Drawing! Everyone who gives $500+ will be entered in a drawing to win 2 tickets for our 2024 IRCO Gala (we’ll pick two winners who will receive 2 tickets each; drawing to be held in January, Gala date TBD)
-On December 17th, everyone who gives $5+ will be entered into a drawing to win 1lb of coffee and two mugs from NorthFresh Coffee (Raffle will be drawn and announced by 8 am the morning of December 18, 2023. Winner will be contacted via email and/or phone and announced on NorthFresh Coffee’s social media.)
Matching Gifts Sponsors
-Daryl and Wallace Wilson – Will match up to $1000 for gifts received on Giving Tuesday.
-Matt McClellan of McClellan Immigration Law Offices – Will match up to $500 for gifts received on Giving Tuesday.
-The Renaissance Foundation will match $5,000 in donations during the whole campaign.
Daryl and Wallace Wilson are longtime supporters of IRCO and the mission. They hope to encourage others to donate with their pledged matching gift!
McClellan Immigration Law Offices represents clients primarily in business and employment immigration matters. They also represent individuals in naturalization and citizenship, as well as family-based immigration cases. Matt McClellan currently serves as Vice President on IRCO’s Board of Directors.
The Renaissance Foundation awards grants to organizations that share the same core values of education, social justice, equity and inclusion, environmental justice, and human services. They have been a supporter of IRCO for years.
NorthFresh Coffee Roasters is a small-batch coffee roaster and coffee shop located in Southwest Portland. NorthFresh prioritizes sourcing coffee beans from ethical and environmentally conscious coffee farms that give back to their own communities.
Kabba’s Kitchen serves super tasty Senegalese cuisine at two locations around Portland. Her food has been a go-to staple for many of IRCO’s events.
Tân Tân (translation: New Beginnings) Café & Delicatessen has been serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Beaverton, Oregon for over 20 years, and launched a line of sauces which you can find at your local grocer. They have sponsored IRCO’s work for many years and are a valued community partner.
Year Founded: 1976
Tax ID: 930806295
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard.
They're a large-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.