Standing Together: Philanthropy's COVID-19 Relief Funds and Immigrant Communities

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has been one of the most consequential events in the last decade, wreaking havoc on families, communities, and the economy. As businesses were forced to close or scale back, wage and job loss hit brown and Black communities particularly hard, including immigrants who are overrepresented in hospitality, agriculture, domestic work, and other industries. In response to this economic crisis and the federal government’s refusal to provide pandemic benefits to undocumented families—despite their participation in the labor market—philanthropy and state and local governments stepped in to fill the gap.

GCIR recently commissioned a study to analyze the efforts of philanthropy to support immigrant communities via relief funds. Join us for a dive into the findings and a discussion on how foundations can prepare for future relief efforts.



  • Laine Romero-Alston, Acting Fair Work Division Director, International Migration Initiative, Open Society Foundations



Register by Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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