2010 GCIR National Convening

Monday, June 21, 2010 to Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York, NY
United States


As the founding place of GCIR, New York City provided a historic backdrop to reflect on the progress made on immigrant rights and integration over the past 20 years, the role that foundations have played over time, and what funders can do to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

The immigrants rights and integration field has grown stronger and more influential over the past 20 years--and philanthropy has played a crucial role in making that happen.  Grantmaking colleagues came together to:

  • Celebrate progress in the field, GCIR's 20th anniversary, and the people who have contributed along the way.
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and consider the role of philanthropy in moving forward.
  • Deepen their understanding of the latest immigration and immigrant integration issues and strategies--as well as their implications for local, regional, and national grantmaking. 
  • Gain policy insight from Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.C. Citizenship and Immigration Service; and Cecilia Muñoz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, White House.


This year GCIR went paperless. Contact our staff to access resources from this event.


  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
  • The California Endowment
  • The Discount Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foundation to Promote Open Society
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • Unbound Philanthropy
  • Western Union Foundation