Humanity First started formally as a registered charity in 1994 in the UK. Since its inception, HF has responded to several disasters and served hundreds of thousands of victims in various affected communities. Soon, the organization's scope of operations expanded beyond disaster relief to several sustainable human development projects and initiatives around the world.
Around 2000, Humanity First began to focus on longer term projects around healthcare, education, vocational training, water and orphans. At the same time, HF began to grow its organic operations across sub-Saharan Africa, northern Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean, South Asia and Australasia.
Today, Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents and actively working on projects in 46 countries. Its operations are primarily funded by grass roots donations from individuals, corporate gift matching, and various other grants. The dedicated volunteers of Humanity First are the force behind the good work that the organization delivers, who bring their professional industry experience to the benefit of the affected communities. It also leverages preferential rates for relief equipment, logistics, and other needed supplies benefiting from global sourcing.