Our 2018 convening was an opportunity to gather with local, state, and national foundations with diverse interests to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities for newcomers and receiving communities. Running from February 27 through March 1, 2018, the conference explored a wide range of issues facing immigrants and refugees at this critical juncture—and how diverse grantmakers across the country are responding. Participants considered the promising practices, strategies, and approaches being pursued in the field and in philanthropy.



The convening ran from February 27 - March 1, 2018. See the full agenda for more details. 


The conference was in Los Angeles, CA, with programming at The California Endowment's Los Angeles Conference Center and accommodations at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles.

A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making our biennial convening possible.