Immigration in 2020: Southeast Michigan’s Philanthropic Response

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:45am PDT
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The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, together with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, the Kresge Foundation and the Ford Foundation established the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative. A report explored key data about local, state and federal funding for nonprofits that serve southeast Michigan’s foreign-born populations, analyzed the nonprofits that perform this critical work and surveyed and interviewed key stakeholders and thought leaders to assess how well the region is equipped to address these populations’ needs. In this session you’ll gain a better understanding of the needs of the immigrant community and how to support them. We’ll also engage in conversation together about how philanthropy can support a coordinated effort to collaborate and address the most urgent of these needs. Plus, come away with practical strategies for developing a responsive grant making strategy to address urgent community issues.


  • Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs, Grantmaters Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Bryan Hogle, Senior Program Office, The Kresge Foundation
  • Surabhi S. Pandit, Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Susan Reed, Managing Attorney, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center 
  • Kevin Ryan is the Detroit program officer at Ford Foundation
  • Nadia H. Tonova, Founder and Principal, NHT Consulting


Please note that this panel discussion is part of the Council of Michigan Foundation's 48th Annual Conference. You can learn more and register here.

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