Funders for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

About FRAS

Funders for Refugees & Asylum Seekers (FRAS) is a dedicated space for funders to deepen their knowledge, build relationships, facilitate peer learning, and identify funding strategies to address issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and across the globe. The group collectively defines shared learning goals and priorities and creates opportunities for peer learning and exchange.

How We Connect

Working Group members may participate in:

  • Biennial in-person discussions to deepen relationships and extend collaborative efforts

  • Occasional virtual learning engagements that engage a diverse range of practitioners, advocates, researchers, private sector representatives, public-sector officials, and other experts
  • Efforts to identify and address gaps and needs in the support system through consultation with fellow members and external thought leaders

Membership

Membership is open to professionals affiliated with grantmaking organizations, including philanthropic consultants and advisors. For more information, please contact Melissa Nop.

 

Resources

News

Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department

A White House aide and ally of President Donald Trump’s most hard-line advisor, Stephen Miller, has been appointed to a position at the State Department where he would exercise influence over refugee policies, in a move that could further enable the administration’s harsh crackdown on migration.

The Greek Opportunity: An innovative refugee support system in Greece
Monday, July 16, 2018

The Greek Opportunity: An innovative refugee support system in Greece

In a recent learning visit spanning the Greek archipelago — from Athens to Lesbos and Thessaloniki — our team saw what is really taking place on the ground. While the number of refugee arrivals-per-month has dropped in the past year, the challenges in responding to existing and new refugees remain.