• Power, Promise, Transformation

    GCIR's 2022 National Convening
    May 10-12, 2022
    Houston, TX

  • 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

Join us in Houston, TX on May 10-12

GCIR’s biennial national convening is the country’s foremost gathering in philanthropy on immigrant and refugee issues.
The convening brings together the sector’s leading voices and advocates with the aim of giving funders new tools and renewed
enthusiasm to guide their immigrant- and refugee-related grantmaking.

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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

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. 

Ivy O. Suriyopas
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Staff Feature: Ivy O. Suriyopas, Vice President of Programs

As the daughter of a Chinese-Thai father and a Filipina mother, I struggled with stereotypes of Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), including being perceived as a “perpetual foreigner.”  When I was in kindergarten, my parents offered me the choice of learning Thai or Tagalog. However, my classmates were already teasing me because of my perceived otherness, and I roundly rejected learning another language because I was “American.”  I received compliments about how “well” I spoke English. And questions such as “Where are you from?” followed by “Where are you really from?” when my answer was unsatisfactory for my interrogator, started to trigger me.

Marissa Tirona, GCIR
Thursday, March 24, 2022

GCIR's Response to Complex Challenges in 2022

In her first quarterly message of 2022, GCIR president Marissa Tirona highlights the importance of addressing the root causes of migration; supporting intersectional, transnational, and cross-movement work; and cultivating a thriving and durable immigrant and refugee movement ecosystem.