Find all program-related materials for national webinar, "All In this Together: Public-Private Partnerships to Support Our Undocumented Neighbors" here, including powerpont and recording.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the CIII retreat.
Here at GCIR, 2021 marked the organization’s first year with our new president, Marissa Tirona, at the helm. With Marissa’s leadership and the strength of GCIR’s 30-year legacy, we built forward our critical role as a philanthropic mobilizing organization that moves money and power on behalf of immigrant communities. Read the full report to learn more about GCIR's work in 2021.
Open Society Foundations and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees commissioned this report as part of a larger effort to make resources, knowledge, and infrastructure developed during the pandemic known to grantmakers responding to future economic disruptions. Stand Together describes Covid-19 direct relief funds for undocumented immigrants and records promising practices for crisis grantmaking in immigrant communities.
Read the GCIR 2020 Annual Report to learn more about our efforts to galvanize philanthropy to address urgent humanitarian needs, respond to injustices, and advance immigrant rights and inclusion during a year unlike any other in living memory.
This presentation covers intersectional community-based projects on refugees, the evolving perspectives on refugee integration, and what funders can do.
Philanthropy can also support messaging and communications strategies that shift public perceptions about asylum and drive welcoming narratives. The recommendations highlighted below reflect core values of dignity, justice and belonging, as well as ongoing conversations with a broad range of community-based organizations in Mexico and the U.S, nationally and locally. There is a deep sense of urgency in the NGO community to be prepared.
A review of the thought leadership, technical assistance, educational programs, and resources that GCIR provided in 2016 to support funders in understanding shifting conditions in the field and respond to emerging needs.
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.
Read the GCIR 2019 Annual Report to learn more about GCIR's efforts to inform, connect, and catalyze philanthropy, focusing on providing timely updates and expert analysis, working with funders to develop rapid-response funding strategies, and providing multiple vehicles for coordinating and mobilizing philanthropic pushback.
Read the GCIR 2018 Annual Report to learn more about GCIR's efforts to inform, connect, and catalyze philanthropy, focusing on the most urgent issues facing immigrant families and communities while looking ahead to developing a powerful affirmative vision to guide philanthropic leadership and investment for the next ten years.