Funding Recommendations

Between March and May 2020, GCIR conducted more than 50 interviews with immigrant-serving organizations across the state, representing a wide range of populations, geographies, issues, and strategies. These interviews sought to explore: pressing concerns related to COVID-19; strategies being deployed to address these concerns; current organizational capacity; and top policy and advocacy strategies at the local, state, and federal level.  These interviews revealed that immigrant-serving and immigrant-led organizations across the state are stretched to their limits. They are working to address urgent basic needs, test new strategies, and advocate for structural change, while managing capacity and other organizational challenges.
July 2020
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The eventual fate of DACA has significant implications for a wide range of philanthropic priorities, including health, housing, education, employment, and asset building, among others. Responding to DACA is also inextricably linked to efforts to address the impact of COVID-19 in immigrant communities across the country. 
June 2020
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In these tumultuous times when people the world over are experiencing fear, distress, and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, GCIR is leaning into our core values to guide how we mobilize philanthropy to support immigrant families and communities in the United States. We believe this moment calls for philanthropy to lead with courage to advance an inclusive, equitable, and holistic response. Philanthropic action must not only address urgent needs but reflect a vision that all Americans, no matter where they were born, are united with one another in the face of this devastating public health crisis.
April 2020
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This brief and funding recommendations considers the implications of the 'public charge' rule and how philanthropy can mount an effective immediate and long-term response.
Two women with young girls on their laps, one with a pacifier, awaiting doctor's appointments in an office. Posted to accompany GCIR's brief and funding recommendations, Protecting Families and Advancing Belonging: How Philanthropy Can Answer Threats to the Well-Being of Immigrants.
August 2019
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Foundations can demonstrate their values and support immigrants and their communities by joining the movement to divest and reinvest.
The logos of Candide Group, Confluence Philanthropy, Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Freedom to Thrive, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and Real Money Moves. Accompanies the joint issue brief, How to Divest from Immigrant Detention: A Philanthropic Primer.
August 2019
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This two-page issue brief covers the multi-faceted nature of the situation at the San Diego-Tijuana border, its impact on communities on both sides of the border, and how funders can support local efforts to address urgent humanitarian needs and long-term policy and systemic challenges.
An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border: How Philanthropy Can Respond
November 2018
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This report offers impact investors, grant-makers, and development finance professionals the first landscape of the what, why, who, where, and most importantly, how, of investing in and with displaced people.
Image contains the logo of the Refugee Investment Network, in black and orange font color with an orange sidebar
October 2018
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A summary of some of the more important changes in the proposed "public charge" rule and how CLINIC plans to respond.
September 2018
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This two-page document considers different avenues for funders to respond to the changing policy landscape and support children in immigrant families.
What philanthropy can do for children in immigrant families
February 2018
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This five-page brief provides analysis and recommendations that apply to any states that have experienced a natural disaster.
November 2017
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