• 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

Afghan woman holding her daughter and a copy of her birth certificate.
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Call to Action: Support the Afghan Adjustment Act

Soon after the U.S. government’s hasty and chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer, the United States received over 80,000 Afghan evacuees, many of whom were at added risk due to their association with the U.S. government during the two-decade war. Ninety percent of these migrants entered the country on humanitarian parole (HP), which allows them to live and work in the U.S. for two years, but does not provide a path to permanent residency, leaving them in legal limbo. The Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA), would allow Afghans with humanitarian parole to apply for permanent legal status and would expand the categories of Afghans eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs).

Marissa Tirona
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Protecting our Families, Neighbors, and Friends: The Fight to Preserve DACA

In her latest quarterly message, GCIR president Marissa Tirona lays out what is at stake for DACA recipients as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers deeming DACA unlawful, a decision that would leave nearly 700,000 of our DACAmented families, neighbors, and friends unable to legally work and at risk of deportation. Marissa also shares what immigrant justice advocates are doing to protect and defend DACA at this critical juncture, and explains how philanthropy can help fight both to protect DACA and to ensure we are prepared for its possible end.

Jaynelle Granados headshot
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Staff Feature: Jaynelle Granados, 2022 Summer Intern

When I began writing this blog post, I was asked “what do you want readers to take away from it?” Immediately I knew my answer: Undocumented people have the right to be in positions of power, to be compensated fairly for their labor, and to be valued for the expertise they bring to the table. Undocumented people deserve much more than we’ve given them.