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.
More than 200 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto this joint GCIR statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.
GCIR Director of Programs Aryah Somers Landsberger shares recommendations for how funders can support immigrant children and families.
A group of leading California foundations issued this call to action on immigration to philanthropy.
More than 40 leading California foundations signed this statement in support of DACA following the program's cancellation.
GCIR's statement on the cancellation of DACA and a call to philanthropy to respond.
Twenty-six members of GCIR's Delivering on the Dream collaborative have signed onto this statement in support of DACA.
GCIR's statement on the events in Charlottesville and the rise of white nationalist and supremacist groups nationally.
In California, fear has gripped immigrant communities as federal authorities—newly empowered by the Trump administration—step up arrests and deportations. ... Foundations are also stepping forward to support immigrants.
Despite immigrants' crucial role in our nation’s economy—the country’s 45 million foreign-born residents represent 13 percent of the U.S. population but 17 percent of its workforce—many lack access to financial services the rest of us take for granted.