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.
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.
Thank you for joining the first Legal Service Working Group meeting of 2020.
Find all program materials for GCIR's webinar, "Buildng an Immigrant Legal Services Infrastructure for California's Future" here, including recording and ppt.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar "The Future of Immigration Legal Services: A Time For Bold Action" here, including program recording and powerpoint.
Find all program related materials from our QI LSWG Meeting here, including recording.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar, "In it for the Long Haul: Philanthropic Investment in Organizing and Power Building Strategies " here, including recording and powerpoint presentation.
California has moved proactively to support immigrant families in response to restrictive federal immigration and safety net policies, but policies like the new “public charge” rule still pose risks, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rule significantly expands the criteria for determining whether applicants for permanent residency, or green cards, may be denied based on past or potential use of government benefit programs.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the CIII retreat.
Thank you for everyone who attended the Bay Area Funders' Regional meeting.
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.