Grant Makers Share Case Studies to Improve Response to Immigrant Crises

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

As the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border fuels an explosive public debate, a group of grant makers is working to show donors how to develop long-term solutions to a refugee crisis that has been roiling for years.

The group, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, has compiled a set of case studies on how 10 foundations fashioned their support of some of the world’s most vulnerable migrants.

"We have been experiencing a dual crisis," said Taryn Higashi, executive director of Unbound Philanthropy, one of the groups profiled in the report. "At the global level there’s an unprecedented number of people fleeing persecution and violence, and at the same time, the United States is rolling back longstanding protections for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers at an alarming rate."

Other grant makers featured in the report include...