Tech Partners

The following organizations are currently participating in Tech For Refugees. To find out more about how your organization can join the initiative, see here. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world. operates independently and leverages Airbnb, Inc.’s technology, services, and other resources at no charge to carry out’s charitable purpose. The inspiration for began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This sparked a movement and marked the beginning of a program that allows Hosts on Airbnb to provide stays for people in times of need. Since then, the program has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, asylum seekers, and frontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Hosts have offered to open up their homes and helped provide accommodations to 100,000 people in times of need. is a separate and independent entity from Airbnb, Inc.

«Right now, we all need to ask ourselves, ‘how can we help?’ The Tech For Refugees initiative... will help continue to provide housing to as many refugees as we can,»
— Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO, Airbnb — the impact arm of Flexport — was created to optimize logistics for social and environmental impact, working with trusted international aid agencies and nonprofits to deliver relief supplies wherever they’re needed and helping organizations meet their sustainability goals with greater ease and lower costs. Since 2016, has delivered over 16M lbs of aid to 60+ countries; reached 100M+ people with shipments funded by the Fund; and helped more than 300 companies offset their carbon emissions from shipping.

«We’re honored to join the Tech For Refugees initiative together with Airbnb and Spotify. The support of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation will let help humanitarian aid organizations conquer one of their toughest challenges: getting the right goods to the right place at the right time.»
— Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO, Flexport

Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of 406 million Monthly Active Users and 180 million Premium Subscribers. With a presence in 184 markets, and more than 82 million tracks including over 3.6 million podcast titles, it has transformed the way people access and enjoy music and podcasts.

«In times of crisis, music has the power to provide comfort, lift people up, and bring them together. This initiative will give Ukrainian refugees around the world access to the power of audio and the shared human experiences it creates.»
— Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO, Spotify.

Welcome.US was founded to unite, inspire, and empower Americans to support those seeking refuge here, beginning with Afghan refugees evacuated to the United States after the fall of Kabul in August 2021.

Welcome.US has one overarching goal: to grow that outpouring of public support into building durable capacity and codifying commitments to welcome all newcomers. In partnership with local and national resettlement agencies, community organizations and leaders, refugees, community sponsorship groups, non-profits, businesses, faith-based institutions, veterans, universities, four former Presidents and four former First Ladies, Welcome.US is the single point of entry for Americans who want to get involved and support those who are starting new lives in the United States.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, we first helped people fleeing violence and persecution in Europe find safety in the United States.

Today, we work in over 40 crisis-affected countries, bringing ingenuity, fortitude and optimism to making a lasting impact for the people we serve. We arrive at the onset of crisis and aim to stay as long as we are needed. We also help refugees and other vulnerable people integrate into their new communities across dozens of cities in Europe and the Americas.

The IRC provides health care, helps children learn, and empowers individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always with a focus on the unique needs of women and girls.

NeedsMap is a map-based data-matching platform that uses in-kind transfers to connect people in need with people who want to help. It is a voluntary web platform that operates through a system of non-monetary contributions.

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 39 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.

UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) was founded in 1946 on the heels of World War II to support refugees in Europe, and has worked in Ukraine since 1997. The organization operates in more than 190 countries and territories, helping to save and meaningfully improve the lives of children globally.