Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
ADVISORY - Following the termination of DACA, we organized our resource page into pre- and post-cancellation sections. Please be aware that the information in the latter category may be out of date.
DACA Termination Response Funding
Local & Regional Philanthropic & Government Funds
- Greater Washington Community Foundation - Resilience Fund: The Resilience Fund Announces New Grants and Commitments
- City of Boston: Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund Announced
- County of Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation: County of Santa Clara DACA Emergency Fund
- Hill-Snowdon Foundation: Defending the Dream Fund
- Partners: General Service Foundation, Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation, and Whitman Institute
- Office of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco: Mayor Lee and Board of Supervisors Announce Funding Plan to Support Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
- Rhode Island Foundation and partners: Supporting DACA renewals for Rhode Island Dreamers
- The Sobrato Family Foundation: Taking Action on DACA - Our Continue Commitment to Silicon Valley,
- Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Provides $100,00 to Respond to Termination of DACA
National DACA Renewal Loan Funds
- DACA Renewal Scholarships, Mission Asset Fund
- Build Your Dream, 21 Progress
- Immigration Loans: DACA Loan, Self-Help Federal Credit Union
- The United We Dream DACA Renewal Fund, United We Dream and partners
- DACA's Termination: What Funders Need to Know in the Immediate Term, GCIR, September 2017.
- Infographic: DACA Renewal Process and Tips, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 19, 2017.
- DACA Renewal Checklist, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 19, 2017.
- DACA Renewal Infographic, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 11, 2017.
- DACA Renewal Resources, Ready California, undated.
- End of DACA FAQs (ILRC), Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 11, 2017.
- What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA?, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 5, 2017.
- Top 5 Things to Know About the Announcement That DACA Is Being Ended, National Immigration Law Center, September 5, 2017.
- What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA? (Community Advisory), Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 5, 2017.
- What We Know and Can Do Now, Educators for Fair Consideration, September 5, 2017
- 5 Things You Should Know About President Trump's Announcement to End DACA, Here to Stay, September 5, 2017.
- Frequently Asked Questions on DACA Termination, Here to Stay, September 5, 2017
- FAQs: DACA Rescission and Workplace Rights, Here to Stay, September 5, 2017.
- Resource Guide: Defending Immigrant Youth Post DACA, California Immigrant Policy Center, September 5, 2017.
- How DACA Affects the Health of America's Children, Immigration Policy Lab, undated
- The DACA Affair: The Epitome of Injustice, Guillermo Cantor, Immigration Impact, American Immigration Council.
- All Eyes Turn to Congress, Following Trump Decision to Terminate DACA Program, Migration Policy Institute, September 2017
GCIR-Issued or -Organized
- Defending the Dream: DACA's Repeal Demands a Robust Response from Philanthropy, GCIR
- California Philanthropic Leaders Unite In Support of DACA, GCIR and partners
- Delivering on the Dream Joint Statement on the Cancellation of DACA, GCIR DOTD collaborative members
Joint Non-Philanthropic Statements
- Faith Leaders Oppose Rescinding Critical Program for Immigrant Youth, Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act of 2017, Interfaith Immigration Coalition
- Open Letter from Leaders of American Industry on DACA, FWD.us
- The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Our Statement on Ending DACA, Patrick McCarthy, President & CEO
- AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy: Still I Dream: A Message in Solidarity with Dreamers
- Blue Shield of California Foundation: Defending the Dream, Peter Long, PhD, President & CEO
- Boston-Area Funders: Joint Statement from Boston-Area Funders in Response to Recent Federal DACA Decision
- The Hyams Foundation
- The Lenny Zakim Fund
- The Herman and Frieda I. Miller Foundation
- The Boston Foundation
- Haymarket People's Fund
- The Fish Family Foundation
- The California Endowment: The California Endowment Calls DACA Decision a Devastating Blow to Health and Justice for All, Dr. Robert K. Ross, President & CEO
- The California Wellness Foundation: Cal Wellness Condemns the End of DACA
- Emerson Collective: DACA's Demise Betrays the Best of America, Laurene Powell Jobs, President
- Ford Foundation: A Call for Moral Courage in America, Darren Walker, President
- The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund: We Stand with Our Dreamers, Ramón Murguía, Chair of the Board
- Heising-Simons Foundation: Statement Regarding DACA, Deanna Gomby, President & CEO
- The James Irvine Foundation: Don Howard: Ending DACA is wrong, requires action, Don Howard, President & CEO
- Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation: We Stand with the Dreamers: Our Statement on DACA
- Oregon Funders: The Dream Doesn't End
- The Collins Foundation
- Meyer Memorial Trust
- MRG Foundation
- Pride Foundation: Denying the American Dream to 800,000, Kris Hermanns, Chief Executive Officer
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Immigration Status and Health, Rich Besser, MD, President & CEO
- Rosenberg Foundation: Statement from Rosenberg Foundation on DACA Decision, Tim Silard, President
- Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Opposes DACA Program Repeal,
- The San Francisco Foundation: Defending DACA, Fred Blackwell, CEO
- Unbound Philanthropy: We stand with you on DACA
- United Way Bay Area: United We Dream, Anne Wilson, CEO
- Vilcek Foundation: A Message about DACA from Jan and Marica Vilcek, Jan and Marica Vilcek, Co-Founders
- Walton Family Foundation: Immigration policy is complicated. The question of protecting Dreamers isn't., Marc Sternberg, K-12 Education Policy Director
- Weingart Foundation: Message from the President: DACA, Fred Ali, President & CEO
If you would like your foundation's statement listed here, please contact Caleb Beaudoin.
Statements from Philanthropic-Supporting Organizations
- Standing With Undocumented Immigrants,Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President
- Take Action to Protect Our Dreamers, Hispanics in Philanthropy: Ana Marie Argilagos, Incoming President
- Philanthropy California Statement on DACA, Philanthropy California, Ellen LaPointe, President & CEO, Northern California Grantmakers; Nancy Jamison, President & CEO, San Diego Grantmakers; Christine Essel, President & CEO, Northern California Grantmakers
- BPC Immigration Task Force Statement on DACA Termination, Bipartisan Policy Center
- Trump cancellation of DACA is a cruel, un-American act and undermines the rule of law, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
- Open Letter from Leaders of American Industry on DACA, FWD.us
- Local Leaders Target Congress Following DACA Rescission, National Immigration Forum
- Rescinding DACA is Inhumane and Un-American, National Partnership for New Americans.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) offers an estimated 2.3 million immigrants across the United States access to the American Dream. The program allows qualifying Dreamers—immigrants who have lived in the U.S. since they were children but lack legal status—to earn temporary protection from deportation and a work permit. One study found that three out of five successful applicants earned a new job, half opened their first bank account, and a third obtained their first credit cards after receiving DACA.
DACA offers philanthropy the chance to play a transformative role in helping several million youth and young adults expand their contributions to society and realize their full potential. To assist with implementation efforts, GCIR launched Delivering on the Dream, an initiative that coordinates national, state, and local funding—including via funder collaboratives—to maximize the number of individuals who ultimately benefit from this critical form of immigration relief.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Funding Opportunities for Philanthropy, 2013.
- DACA Implementation: Implications and Opportunities for Education Funders, 2013.
- Helping Disadvantaged Youth in Rural Communities: DACA Implementation and Funding Opportunities, 2013.
- Expanding Financial Access for Immigrants: Loans for DREAMers, 2013.
- Increasing Asian and Pacific Islander DACA Participation: Overview and Grantmaking Recommendations, by EunSook Lee, April 2014.
- USCIS Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Monthly Reports
- Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), August 2012 - September 2013, USCIS, July 7, 2014.
U.S. Census-Based Estimates
- DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients, by Faye Hipsman, Bárbara Gómez-Aguiñaga, and Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, August 2016.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Data Tools, Migration Policy Institute.
- AAPI Undocumented Population Fact Sheet, National AAPI DACA Collaborative, September 7, 2015.
- DACA at the Two-Year Mark: A National and State Profile of Youth Eligible and Applying for Deferred Action, by Jeanne Batalova, Sarah Hooker, and Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, August 2014. (Also see the related mapping tool, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Profiles.)
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Two: New MPI Findings as Renewal Approaches (PowerPoint), Migration Policy Institute, August 6, 2014.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals at the One-Year Mark: A Profile of Currently Eligible Youth and Applicants, by Jeanne Batalova, Sarah Hooker, and Randy Capps with James D. Bachmeier and Erin Cox, Migration Policy Institute, August 2013.
- Up to 1.7 Million Unauthorized Immigrant Youth May Benefit from New Deportation Rules, by Jeffrey Passel and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Hispanic, Center, August 14, 2012.
- Relief from Deportation: Demographic Profile of the DREAMers Potentially Eligible under the Deferred Action Policy, by Jeanne Batalova and Michelle Mittelstadt, Migration Policy Institute, August 7, 2012.
- Who and Where the DREAMers Are, Revised Estimates, Immigration Policy Center, October 2012.
- Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program's Impact, by Tom K. Wong, Kelly K. Richter, Ignacia Rodriguez, and Philip E. Wolgin, National Immigration Law Center, Center for American Progress, and the University of California, San Diego, July 9, 2015. Results of full survey.
- In the Shadows of the Ivorty Tower: Undocumented Undergraduates and the Liminal State of Immigration Reform, By Robert T. Teranishi, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, The UndocuScholars Project, The Institute for Immigration, Globalization, & Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014.
- Paths to Lawful Immigration Status: Results and Implications from the PERSON Survey, by Tom K. Wong, Donald Kerwin, Jeanne M. Atkinson, and Mary Meg McCarthy, Journal on Migration and Human Security, 2014.
- In Their Own Words: A Nationwide Survey of Undocumented Millennials, by Tom K. Wong with Carolina Valdivia, United We Dream Network and Unbound Philanthropy, May 2014.
- Local Insights From DACA for Implementing Future Programs for Unauthorized Immigrants, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, June 2015.
- Two Years and Counting: Assessing the Growing Power of DACA, American Immigration Council, June 2014.
- How DACA is Impacting the Lives of Those Who are Now DACAmented, Immigration Policy Center in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at the University of Southern California.
- Immigration Facts: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, August 14, 2013.
- Undocumented No More, Center for American Progress, September 2013.
- Economic Benefits of Granting Deferred Action to Unauthorized Immigrants Brought to U.S. as Youth, Immigration Policy Center, June 22, 2012.
- Lessons from the Local Level: DACA's Implementation and Impact on Education and Training Success, Migration Policy Institute, January 2015.
- Diploma, Please: Promoting Educational Attainment for DACA- and Potential DREAM Act-Eligible Youth, Migration Policy Institute, September 2014.
- Immigrant Outreach: Applying Health Care Enrollment Best Practices to Deferred Action, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, August 2015.
- Grantees for Immigrant Asset-Building Initiative Announced: Credit Unions and Immigrant Service Providers to Launch Initiative in Washington and Iowa, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, Northwest Area Foundation, and GCIR, September 11, 2014.
- Dreamer Loan Programs: The Power of Partnerships with Community Development Credit Unions, GCIR, August 2014.
Posted July 30, 2013 • Revised October 22, 2018