About Mercy Corps Northwest


We are Mercy Corps – a global organization fighting the world’s toughest problems. We put bold ideas into action to transform lives and create lasting change. We believe that communities around the globe can develop entrepreneurial solutions to any problem, no matter how intractable, when connected with the right resources.

At Mercy Corps Northwest we embody this mission by working together to build just, productive and resilient communities across the Pacific Northwest. We invest in communities, uncover equitable access to resources, and charge toward a vision of breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty for good. We know that when we invest in potential – individuals and families are given the ability to thrive, and not just survive.

What We Do

Our Vision

Everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life regardless of their background. By investing in those without ready access to resources, existing economic disparities will become more equitable and motivated, hard working individuals and families will have opportunities to break intergenerational cycles of poverty for good.

View our most recent Annual Report here

Non Profit Status

MCNW is the U.S. economic development office of Mercy Corps, the Portland-based international relief and development agency.  Mercy Corps Northwest is the assumed business name for the 501(C)3 non-profit, Mercy Enterprise Corporation, established in 1998.  The organization was incorporated in the State of Oregon on 3/16/2001, received nonprofit status on 6/17/02 and is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).