Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) is a national network of state and local funding collaboratives investing needed resources to protect and defend the rights of immigrants and refugees and to help them achieve their dreams for a better life. Through a unique partnership model that leverages national matching funds, state and local funders engage in coordinated grantmaking to strengthen the immigrant rights and service infrastructure in diverse locales. The network also provides a wide range of funders—including those new to immigration and those who have long provided funding in this arena—with meaningful peer-learning opportunities.
The DOTD network spans 17 states and is currently made up of 22 funding collaboratives that support more than 350 vetted grantees. Composed of local sites linked by a national network, collaborative members are diverse in geographic focus, priorities, and strategies, yet united in the belief that all community members should have access to opportunities that allow them to thrive.
Mission and Vision
DOTD’s mission is to actively support safe, welcoming, and integrated environments in which immigrants and refugees are recognized as integral to our shared prosperity and vitality—and to increase available resources to achieve this goal. DOTD seeks to advance diverse, equitable, and vibrant communities in which immigrants and refugees are valued, respected, and treated with dignity.
Statement by DOTD collaborative members on DACA's cancellation.
Two-page infographic on the mission, vision, and impact of Delivering on the Dream (DOTD)
One-page infographic summarizing DOTD's impact in 2016
Eight-page report on philanthropic opportunities to assist immigrants who do not yet meet DACA's educational requirements
One-page infographic summarizing DOTD's impact in 2015
Eight-page report consisting of five case studies of credit unions and foundations that provide loans to DACA applicants
GCIR's portal for information on DACA
How We Connect
Benefits for Members