Frequently Asked Questions

What is GCIR?

Founded in 1990, GCIR provides resources that foundations need to address the challenges facing newcomers and their host communities and to strengthen society as a whole. Its mission is to influence the philanthropic field to advance the contributions and address the needs of the country's growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations. GCIR provides timely immigrant-related resources, including in-depth reports and trainings, for the philanthropic sector.

Who can join GCIR?

Membership is reserved for foundations, philanthropic advisors, and public funding agencies. Both institutional and individual members are welcome.

Can my organization apply for funding from GCIR?

GCIR does not provide grants. We also do not have the staff capacity to provide technical assistance to individuals or organizations seeking grants. If your agency is looking for funding, please visit the Foundation Center’s website.

Does GCIR provide resources for nonprofits?

While funders are our primary audience and constituency, some of our information resources are available to nonprofit organizations, either online at no cost or for purchase at a nominal cost. Nonprofits serving immigrants, refugees, and asylees may sign up to receive periodic newsletters providing updates on issues affecting the immigrant experience. To start receiving these, sign up on the right side of this page.


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