A Funder’s View of Detention, Sara Campos,The Grove Foundation
In July, on behalf of Unbound Philanthropy, Elyse Lightman Samuels attended a protest at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, which has been a site of violence and trauma for generations, resulting from criminalization, mass incarceration, and family separation. She describes her experience.
Over the last several years, the EITC Funders Network has partnered with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on issues at the intersection of tax credit access, immigration status, and racial and ethnic equity. Although the EITC is no longer on the list of benefits and services under the recently issued public charge rule, the actual and potential impact of the rule on low-income immigrant families remains devastating. EITC recently spoke with Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs at GCIR, about the latest developments, how the public charge rule fits into the larger picture of recent government actions, and the ways funders can engage.
The Trump administration has launched its most far-reaching attack on immigrants to date in the guise of a seemingly innocuous regulatory change: the revised “public charge” rule. When the new rule goes into effect on October 15, barring delays due to litigation, immigrants accessing programs that help them meet basic needs, such as food, housing, and health care, can be denied a green card, and individuals deemed likely to use these programs can be denied admission to the United States.
Changes in administration often lead to shifts in policy with real-world impact on funding for nonprofits. Under President Donald Trump, no sector has been harder hit than nonprofits that serve refugees and immigrants.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is joining with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and The Kresge Foundation to create the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative, which seeks to address a needs gap of the immigrant and refugee population in the region.
The Marguerite Casey Foundation's recent grantmaking for the border crisis includes uplifting what the community raises as necessity, rather than what grantmakers believe is necessary.
A letter and funding recommendations from GCIR's president, Daranee Petsod, on the recent mass shootings, immigration raids, and ongoing border atrocities.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is considering what they do – and how they do it – in order to evaluate whether their actions result in the consequences they intend for them.