How We Work

We inform grantmakers, connect them with peers, and catalyze philanthropic action on immigration and refugee issues through our work. Learn more.

We are excited to announce our newest staff member: Althea Gonzalez

Delivering on the Dream

Want to learn about our Delivering on the Dream initiative and the associated funding collaboratives?

Visit our new Delivering on the Dream and Collaboratives pages.

Report on DACA & Educational Attainment

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals offers transformative benefits, but many have not applied due to the program's educational requirements. Philanthropy has an opportunity to help thousands earn benefits, gain educational opportunities, and improve their lives. 
Read the report.


Child Refugees

Fleeing violence and instability in Central America, a record number of child refugees and migrants came to the U.S. last year. More are expected to come this summer. Assistance is needed. Learn more.

Did You Know? One in seven immigrants screened for deferred action are eligible for permanent legal status.

Administrative Relief

Administrative relief has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of nearly five million new Americans, their families, and the communities which they call home. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Miss one of our webinars on administrative relief?
Review the presentations.

Unsure how to respond to the president’s immigration reforms?
Consult our summary and funding recommendations.

Want to learn more about the topic?
Read through our collection of reports and analyses.

Mark Your Calendars: May 3-5, 2016!

Funders Guide

Wondering how to start a conversation within your organization about immigration?

Consult our newest publication: Funders Guide: Grants and Immigration Status.

Save the Dates: GCIR is co-hosting a learning tour October 6-8 in Arkansas. Reserve your spot!

County Map of Administrative Relief

Wondering how many DACA- and DAPA-eligible immigrants live in your county? Consult the map GCIR created using BatchGeo and Migration Policy Institute data.

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