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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tent Partnership for Refugees?

The Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2015 by Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani. Tent is mobilizing the private sector to improve the lives and livelihoods of the more than 25 million men, women and children forcibly displaced from their home countries.

We have over 80 members in the Tent Partnership supporting 200,000 refugees across 34 countries.

How can I become a member of the Tent Partnership for Refugees?

If your company is interested in making a commitment to help refugees, please see information on the Tent Partnership for Refugees and submit an enquiry here. If you are a non-profit organization, research institution, university, or individual please note that Tent does not have formal partnerships with these types of organizations, and proactively seeks out opportunities for collaboration.

Is there a fee to join the Tent Partnership?

There is no fee to join the Tent Partnership. All of our services are provided for free to our members.

Can my organization apply for grant funding from Tent?

Tent is not primarily a grant-making organization. While we provide a modest number of catalytic small grants to facilitate business commitments, we identify these opportunities proactively and in line with Tent’s overarching goal of mobilizing businesses to support refugees. Tent will not consider or review unsolicited proposals. We kindly request that you do not send proposals or letters of inquiry unless directly requested by a Tent staff member.

What types of organizations or projects does Tent provide grants to?

Tent has provided catalytic funding to a range of organizations and projects that help refugees. Examples of previous grantees can be found here

Can my organization apply for research funding from Tent?

Tent identifies research needs and opportunities proactively and in line with Tent's overarching strategy. Tent will not consider or review unsolicited proposals for research funding. We kindly request that you do not send proposals or letters of inquiry unless directly requested by a Tent staff member.

Does Tent provide direct programming for refugees?

No, Tent does not provide direct programming for refugees. Tent is focused on mobilizing businesses to support and empower refugees as active and productive members of their communities.

What employment opportunities are available with Tent?

Current employment opportunities are listed at the Tent Partnership for Refugees' LinkedIn page

Why should businesses support refugees?

The refugee crisis is one of the defining challenges of our time: there are 25.4 million refugees worldwide and displacement can last for decades. Now more than ever, governments, multilateral organizations, and non-governmental organizations are unable to tackle this crisis alone and need concerted action from the private sector.

Businesses are uniquely positioned to help address the global refugee crisis. While financial contributions may make the most sense for short-term humanitarian assistance, we believe that businesses have the greatest impact when they leverage their core competencies to help refugees. Core business contributions are more sustainable than one-off donations and provide refugees with long-term support. Businesses can engage refugees as employees, producers, investees, and customers, and in turn, support and enable refugees to realize their economic potential and make meaningful contributions to their host communities.

What is the relationship between Tent and Hamdi Ulukaya?

Hamdi Ulukaya is the Founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees and serves as the President of the Board of Directors.

What is the relationship between the Tent Partnership and the Tent Foundation?

The Tent Foundation is the legal name for the Tent Partnership for Refugees. We use the name “Tent Partnership for Refugees,” as we do not operate as a traditional foundation.

Who should I contact for media requests?

For all media inquiries, please contact media@tent.org.

How can I stay updated about Tent’s work?

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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