Join us for the next quarterly meeting of GCIR’s Legal Services Working Group, where we discuss how we can continue to strengthen the legal services infrastructure in California. Note that Legal Services Working Group meetings are only open to grantmaking institutions and philanthropic advisors.
Building on the legacy of Queer and Trans elders and pioneers, LGBTQ immigrant and refugee leaders continue to lead the fight for societal transformation. For years, these leaders have advocated for increased funding to support LGBTQ immigrant communities, particularly to address lack of access to medical care and asylum and detention issues (including sexual assault). A 2017 Congressional inquiry found that LGBTQ immigrants are 97 times more likely to be sexually victimized than non-LGBTQ people while in ICE custody. However, LGTBQ immigrant issues continue to receive less funding when compared to overall dollar amounts invested in LGBTQ communities.
Join the next quarterly meeting of GCIR’s California Immigrant Integration Initiative, which facilitates funder engagement, funding coordination and alignment, and member-led initiatives, creating opportunities for funders to leverage the collective impact of their grantmaking and fortify the immigrant funding field in California. CIII is comprised of statewide, regional, and local funders from across the state.
In 2022 GCIR adopted a policy agenda informed by input from immigrant justice movement leaders, GCIR members, and other stakeholders. The agenda aims to address the challenges that deny individuals the freedom to stay, move, work, transform, and thrive, and reflects potential solutions identified by the immigrant justice movement for addressing these challenges.
Join us for our quarterly meeting of GCIR’s Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) network, which has included 27 state and local funding collaboratives in 21 states supporting 700+ grantees, investing needed resources to protect and defend the rights of immigrants and refugees. Composed of local sites linked by a national network, collaborative members are diverse in geographic focus, priorities, and strategies.
Join GCIR and the RISE Together Fund for a discussion on the rise of white nationalism, research and strategies on responding to hate, and how funders can support BIPOC communities that are working to build solidarity across movements.
Join GCIR for a discussion – informed by experts from across the country – of the future of the legal services landscape, along with a dive into our recent report: 2022 Update: Immigration Legal Services in California: A Time for Bold Action.
Join this briefing with Black migrant leaders and funders to learn more about the growing number of Black migrants in the U.S. and the unique and urgent challenges facing Black migrant communities; the critical leadership roles Black migrant organizations play in the movements for immigrant and racial justice; and what funders can do to invest in Black migrant communities, including supporting the Black Migrant Power Fund.
GCIR’s Biennial National Convening will take place May 10-12, 2021, at the Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District of Houston, Texas.
Join us for philanthropy's foremost conference on immigrant and refugee issues. The convening brings together the sector’s leading voices and advocates with the aim of giving funders new tools and renewed enthusiasm to guide their immigrant- and refugee-related grantmaking.
Join us for the first 2022 quarterly meeting of GCIR’s Legal Services Working Group. The meeting agenda is below. Note that Legal Services Working Group meetings are only open to grantmaking institutions and philanthropic advisors.
The fourth quarterly meeting of GCIR's Legal Services Working Group (LSWG).
The fourth quarterly meeting of GCIR's California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII).
The fourth quarterly meeting of GCIR's Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) network.
Join GCIR for a discussion with researchers, funders, and census mobilizers to debrief the results of philanthropic investments during the 2020 census cycle and to explore steps that can be taken to preserve the infrastructure developed and knowledge gained in 2020 for the lead up to the 2030 census.
Join GCIR for a discussion with the Alliance for Justice and leading immigrant justice organizations to understand how philanthropy can fund in the 501(c)4 space while also learning about active opportunities.
Join the Institute for Local Government and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for this special session. Drawing on demographic information and a recent research project, panelists will discuss key legal service needs in the state and how government and philanthropic investments can support community members working toward stabilizing their immigration status.
GCIR recently commissioned a study to analyze how philanthropy worked to support immigrant communities via relief funds. Join us for a dive into the findings and discussion on how foundations can prepare for future relief efforts.