Read the GCIR 2017 Annual Report to learn more about how GCIR staff, members, funders, and allies rose to 2017’s challenges.
This brief provides an overview of the philanthropic response and documents best practices and lessons learned that can inform current and future efforts to address the needs of immigrants and refugees in California and across the nation.
This four-page document identifies grantmaking opportunities that foundations and individual donors can consider in shaping both short- and longer-term funding strategies to address family separation and detention.
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.
GCIR’s strategic plan seeks to engage philanthropy in improving the lives of immigrants and refugees.
This document lays out the issue GCIR seeks to address, the assumptions we operate from, and the strategies we utilize, and the anticipated changes from our work.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is a national network of funders who seek to leverage their grantmaking to expand opportunities for and address challenges facing immigrants, refugees, and their communities.
GCIR's groups provide forums for grantmakers, no matter their size, location, experience, or funding priorities, to gather and learn from one another, collaborate on strategy, and maximize their impact.
Despite immigrants' crucial role in our nation’s economy—the country’s 45 million foreign-born residents represent 13 percent of the U.S. population but 17 percent of its workforce—many lack access to financial services the rest of us take for granted.
The affinity group Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is playing an important coordinating role [on DACA], as it did in organizing philanthropy's response to Trump's travel ban. GCIR has...
This webinar will highlight the emerging financial gaps and explore a two-pronged approach: 1) discussing pathways for funder engagement in advocacy to shift the 2018 U.S. budget, and 2) opportunities for strengthening human rights advocacy in developing contexts.
It took a bit of time, but foundation leaders—some of them, anyway—are now speaking out against the Trump administration’s executive orders banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim countries.
For our November policy call, we will feature our topline policy updates followed by an in-depth discussion about TPS holders, the impact of current policies on TPS families, and what is on the horizon.
GCIR's statement on the cancellation of DACA and a call to philanthropy to respond.
A group of leading California foundations issued this call to action on immigration to philanthropy.
This gathering will bring together local workforce and community leaders and funders to learn about post-fire workforce initiatives underway in the North Bay region.
This webinar, coordinated by NEO Philanthropy, will introduce some of the leaders and models of survivor leadership in the United States and open discussion about how best to support this movement.