Press Room

Contact | Overview | Coverage | Press Releases

Media Contact

Daranee Petsod, president
Phone: 707-824-4374

Overview of GCIR

  • Founded in 1990
  • Non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
  • GCIR provides information and resources to foundations that fund programs addressing immigrant and refugee issues
  • National membership organization for philanthropic entities

News Coverage

Over 100 Foundations Sign Joint Statement in Support of Immigration
February 9, 2017, Efrain Gutierrez, FSG

50 Grant Makers and Philanthropy Organizations Protest Trump's Travel Ban
February 3, 2017, Alex Daniels, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Southern California Philanthropies Respond to Migrant Children Crisis
August 27, 2014, Christie Renick, The Chronicle of Social Change

How Philanthropy Can Help Unaccompanied Child Refugees Now
August 19, 2014, Daranee Petsod, Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center

Immigration-Policy Details Emerge
August 3, 2012, Miriam Jordan, Wall Street Journal

Charities That Serve Immigrants Focus on Federal Legislation
April 18, 2010, Caroline Preston, Chronicle on Philanthropy

Press Releases

February 3, 2017: Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

July 5, 2016: New GCIR Board Member

February 9, 2016: Building Partnerships for Change: Engaging and Leveraging Resources for Immigrant Financial Integration

January 19, 2016: New GCIR Board Members

February 17, 2015: New GCIR Board Members

September 11, 2014: Grantees for Immigrant Asset-Building Initiative Announced

February 5, 2014: New GCIR Board Members Bring Expertise on U.S. South, Children and Families

January 16, 2013: New GCIR Board of Directors Reflects Diverse Mix of Philanthropic Leaders

February 9, 2009: New GCIR Board of Directors Share Diversity in Areas of Expertise

April 28, 2008: Major Electoral Potential of California's Immigrants and Their Children