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




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.

A line of dark-skinned people in headscarfs and colorful clothing to the left of a text box with the words "Join our BridgeBuilder Challenge: People on the Move. Launching July 2nd." and the logos for OpenIdeo and GHR Foundation
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

BridgeBuilder 2019 Challenge: People on the Move

In its third year, BridgeBuilder™ seeks ideas addressing urgent and emergent needs among people on move — a global population deeply impacted by a lack of peace, prosperity, and sound environmental conditions.