Funder-Led Data Efforts
Many funders have, as part of their immigrant integration-related grantmaking, commissioned studies analyzing the demographics, service capacity, assets, and gaps in their communities. Such analyses help philanthropic institutions build upon existing resources and determine a strategic funding focus for their grantmaking. Examples of funder-led research and analyzes on immigrants and their needs include:
- A Profile of Immigrants in Houston, the Nation's Most Diverse Metropolitan Area, Migration Policy Institute, funded by the Houston Endowment and The Simmons Foundation, March 2015.
- Understanding the Impact of Immigration in Greater New Haven, DataHaven, funded by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, January 2015.
- Indigenous Farmworkers in Oaxacalifornia: How Current Immigration Laws Affect Their Lives, Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities, funded by the WKF Giving Fund, September 2013.
- A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas, Migration Policy Institute, funded by Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, January 2013.
- Profile of Immigrants in Napa County, Migration Policy Institute, funded by Napa Valley Community Foundation, May 2012.
- English Language Instruction Needs of Adult Immigrants in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, September 2011.
- New Neighbors, New Opportunities: Immigrants and Refugees in Grand Rapids, produced and funded by Dyer-Ives Foundation, October 2003.
The above list is not meant to be comprehensive, and the opinions and analyses expressed on these sites do not necessarily reflect the views of GCIR, its members, and funders.
Posted January 16, 2015 • Revised March 16, 2015