In partnership with California philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) today announced the launch of the California Dignity for Families Fund, seeking to raise $20 million to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of migrants at the southern California border, ensure due process for asylum seekers, support their integration into receiving communities, and restore dignity to the asylum process.
The first quarterly President Message from Marissa Tirona, GCIR President.
Farewell message from Daranee Petsod, founding president of GCIR.
The membership of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) elected three new members to its board of directors, as well as re-elected three current board members.
Statement from the board co-chairs on Daranee Petsod's departure as president at the end of 2020 and her many accomplishments in 21 years as GCIR's leader.
In light of the intensifying attacks on immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, I want to keep you—our members, funders, partners, and stakeholders—informed of our work on a more regular basis. This midway point in the year, coinciding with my return from sabbatical, provides a good opportunity to launch this quarterly update.