Across the region, rural communities are seeing a decline in native populations and an increase in immigrant and refugee populations from all over the world. These newcomers contribute to the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the community. Yet integrating them into rural areas that are less familiar with immigrants and less-resourced poses distinct challenges. What are the opportunities and challenges facing rural communities and how are funders engaging in these efforts?
In this informational and interactive webinar, funders will learn about:
- the region’s newcomer population,
- their contributions to the region,
- their experiences in this current policy environment, and
- efforts underway to promote immigrant integration.
We’ll also explore how funders at the local, state, and national levels have integrated an understanding of the needs and contributions of newcomers into their work across multiple funding areas, including health, poverty reduction, economic opportunity, and education. This learning opportunity will ground funders across Northern New England on these important issues and identify what funders can do now to support all communities.
- Associated Grantmakers
- Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
- Maine Philanthropy Center
- The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
- Jess Santos, Senior Research Associate, The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
- Kelly LaFlamme, Program Director, Endowment for Health
- Althea Gonzalez, Project Manager, GCIR
- Megan Reilly, New England Program Officer, The Clowes Fund [moderator]
Registration for this event is now closed.
Calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.