Philanthropy must to act now to address forced displacement, the systems that drive it, and secure the safety and dignity of all marginalized communities that experience violence and discrimination.

  • one ban ends, another begins


    Title 42 as an expulsion tool for asylum seekers has ended, but new restrictions going into effect will still largely result in denial of entry to those lawfully seeking refuge & protection.





    The theory of change reflects GCIR's evolution as a national philanthropic mobilizing organization that moves money and power to immigrant and refugee communities.





    As part of GCIR's evolution, we will grow our work at the state and local levels in the coming years, honing in on eight strategically selected geographies for this first phase of the work.



  • Call to Action: Support the Afghan Adjustment Act

    To prevent tens of thousands of Afghans in the U.S. from being returned to a place where they could face grave danger, philanthropy can leverage its influence by advocating for a legislative solution.


  • the fight to preserve daca


    Philanthropy’s support is needed to protect and support DACA holders as the fate of the program hangs in the balance. We must also push for a broader legislative solution to ensure permanent protection for all undocumented people.


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.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Beginning our Learning Journey: Year One of the Political Education Working Group

This past year, GCIR embarked upon an exciting new initiative and formed an internal working group to engage in intersectional and cross-movement analyses and develop an organization-wide action plan to ensure equitable and inclusive policies and practices in GCIR’s internal and external work.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Board Feature: Nomzana Augustin, Associate Director for Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, WES Mariam Assefa Fund

When you are a Black child in Africa, often the narrative is that our dreams are not valid. However, I am a Zambian who was born and raised on the Continent and was exposed to a multitude of experiences ranging from extreme poverty to traveling to several countries before I turned ten, while also being fortunate enough to play with school friends who came from all over the world. These experiences were critical to instilling confidence in me that my dreams were indeed valid and – even though it is perceived that the Western world and global north holds all the power and resources – what we as Africans had was in fact enough to be happy. However, when I moved to America, those common perceptions started to feel very real, while the dreams seemed nearly impossible.