This memorandum synthesizes interviews with key advocate stakeholders to identify the current challenges facing the U.S. asylum system, asylum seekers, and advocates for asylum seekers, and strategic leverage points and funding opportunities for grantmakers.
Read the GCIR 2017 Annual Report to learn more about how GCIR staff, members, funders, and allies rose to 2017’s challenges.
Find all materials related to our refugee resettlement webinar here, including powerpoint and webinar recording.
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.
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.
More than 1 in 3 Californians was born in another country, and the state’s workforce system is moving to address systems-alignment and coordination issues to improve services to immigrants and English Language Learners. On May 1, the California Workforce Development Board and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency announced the award of five grants to local workforce boards to support pilot “Workforce Navigator” programs over the next 18 months.
The Trump administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
Private foundations, including some that have never supported immigration issues before, have dedicated millions of dollars in quick-turnaround grants to provide legal and health services for immigrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policies.
Join Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) to learn how the issue of immigration is being framed at a national level and to gain insight how California Grantmakers and funders are thinking about the short- and long-term strategies for moving immigrant rights and integration forward.
It is time for us to dream again—and dream big. We cannot afford to focus solely on resisting our present reality at the expense of designing the future we wish for.
Join Philanthropy California and the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) as they showcase PPIC's interactive maps of hard-to-count communities across the state and data that can help funders working to ensure an accurate census count. In addition, they will hear from organizations on the ground as they too prepare for the 2020 Census.
GCIR seeks a full-time Development and Communications Associate to join a dynamic team working to inform, connect, and catalyze philanthropic action on immigrant and refugee issues across the United States.
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.
Launched in 2007, the California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) has been at the forefront of advancing the civic and economic integration of immigrants in a state where one in three residents is foreign born.