• Looking Back
    and Moving Forward:

    Biden's Record on Immigrant Rights

    Philanthropy can help ensure that the administration’s immigration policy agenda advances the protection and well-being of immigrant communities and furthers immigrant justice.


    Grantmaking in a Networked Way

    The Fund helps migrant families and unaccompanied children receive urgent humanitarian relief and assistance as they join communities across California.


    On this 20th anniversary of 9/11, philanthropy has the opportunity to counteract the historical underinvestment in BAMEMSA communities and support leading-edge work.

  • Safe Haven for Afghans and Haitians

    We at GCIR are heartbroken about the crises unfolding in Afghanistan and Haiti. Our country can rise to our highest ideals by providing protection to those who desperately need it and welcoming them into our communities.


    The federal court decision blocking approval of new and pending DACA applications underscores the need for a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants.

  • Building Forward Our Democracy

    To dismantle the white supremacy at the root of the January 6th insurrection, GCIR is committed to moving money, building power, and amplifying the leadership of Black, Brown, indigenous, and immigrant communities

Thank you

We would like to thank our sponsors, GCIR members, NPC members, and participants for making GCIR's 2022 biennial national convening a success!
We invite you to review the resources, materials, recordings, and photos from our convening.

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Now is the time to act

Join a growing philanthropic movement, currently 130 foundations strong, to address immigrant-specific issues and advance justice, equity, and inclusion for all.

Recent News

Marissa Tirona
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

GCIR's Collective Work: Sowing, Growing, and Harvesting

In her second quarterly message of 2022, GCIR president Marissa Tirona shares some of the highlights of GCIR’s recent work, including GCIR’s national convening in Houston in May, grantmaking and learning through the California Dignity for Families Fund, developing a theory of change though the strategic planning process, and partnering with Upwardly Global to advance the economic power of immigrant and refugee women of color.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

GCIR Summer Internship

GCIR is seeking a summer intern to work remotely with our programs team, supporting a variety of projects while deepening knowledge of immigration issues and building skills for employment. This paid position lasts for eight weeks at 24 hours per week starting in early July. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Upwardly Global, GCIR Partner To Advance Economic Power for Immigrant and Refugee Women of Color

Upwardly Global—a leading workforce development organization focused on connecting immigrants and refugees to skill-aligned employment—is teaming up with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant Refugees (GCIR)—the nation’s philanthropy-mobilizing organization focused on advancing immigrant and refugee justiceto address and dismantle systemic barriers that immigrant women of color face to economic security. The partnership is made possible due to a grant from Pivotal Ventures, and directly aligns with their goal of advancing social progress for women and families in the United States.