Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Social Impact


12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

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Organization Mission

ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

Area of Focus

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 130 countries and across 9 crucial impact areas. ADRA’s hardworking network of almost 6,000 people actively implement region-appropriate solutions for positive and sustainable change where it is needed most.

  • Social Justice: Advocating for the integration of marginalized population into mainstream society and for the advancement of existing infrastructure.
  • Disaster Response: Delivering immediate emergency relief and ongoing support for the recovery and development of hard hit areas.
  • Economic Growth: Promoting economic growth through vocational skill training, access to markets, secure credit lines, and income management education.
  • Children: Protecting vulnerable children through nutrition, protection, and educational support programs.
  • Gender Equity: Empowering women, girls, and family members through education, targeted training, and empowering them with the tools to support their families.
  • Community Health: Shifting health behaviors, improving the quality of health resources, and ensuring access to community health services.
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: Ensuring access to safe water, hygienic sanitation facilities, and educating families and communities on hygiene practices that are vital to good health.
  • Hunger & Nutrition: Food for Their Future
  • Livelihoods & Agriculture: Ensuring long-term food security and income generation through sustainable agricultural practices, livestock management, and improvements to fundamental infrastructure.