- Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
- Medtronic Foundation
- Minnesota Council on Foundations
What can funders learn from the current experiences of Minnesota’s immigrant and refugee communities? How are Minnesota funders currently showing up to support these communities? What can Minnesota funders learn from philanthropic efforts nationally in supporting immigrant and refugee communities?
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is partnering with the Minnesota Council on Foundations on a learning opportunity around strategies and action taken by philanthropy nationally to support immigrant and refugee communities. Funders will hear from leaders on the ground in Minnesota to understand how funders can best show up and learn from peer funders addressing the needs of immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota.
As a result of this session, participants will:
- Hear from local experts about conditions on the ground and the impacts of recent federal policies
- Understand strategies being employed by funders nationally in supporting immigrants and refugees
- Learn from Minnesota funders about how they are building relationships and doing grantmaking differently in light of the political and social climate
- James Chang, Legislative Program Lead, Wilder Foundation; Principal Consultant – Chang Solutions
- Lulete Mola, Director of Community Impact, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
- Julia Nekessa Opoti, researcher, communications and media practitioner, co-founder – Underground Media Collective
- Awale Osman, Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow, Community Innovation Associate - Bush Foundation
- Camellia Rodriguez-SackByrne, program and initiatives manager, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Registration is now closed.
This is a funder-only conversation, creating the space for funders to understand and explore opportunities for their foundations to act to support immigrant and refugee issues. It is open to both GCIR and MCF members as well as non-member grantmakers.