Refugee & Asylum Status

Join Afghan American community leaders and GCIR in a conversation on what funders should know about the immediate needs of the community and how the Afghan diaspora is working to cultivate their long-term sustainability and bulid the power of the community.   
October 2021
Webinar
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GCIR is announcing the California Dignity for Families Fund’s first round of grantmaking investments, totalling $2.8M. The Fund, launched in May as part of a public-private partnership with the State of California, mobilizes philanthropic dollars to provide urgent humanitarian relief to migrants and support for their resettlement in California communities. 
October 2021
Press Release
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We at GCIR are heartbroken about the devastating crises unfolding in Afghanistan and Haiti. Our country can rise to our highest ideals by providing protection to those who most desperately need it and welcoming them into our communities. Read our statement with recommendations for philanthropy.
August 2021
Statement
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The second quarterly meeting of GCIR's California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII).   
May 2021
Group Meeting
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Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) for a special two-part series with experts from the field on understanding the challenges and opportunities along the southern border, with an emphasis on the role philanthropy can play at this critical stage.
April 2021
Partner Program
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Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) for a special two-part series with experts from the field on understanding the challenges and opportunities along the southern border, with an emphasis on the role philanthropy can play at this critical stage.
April 2021
Partner Program
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Join the Four Freedoms Fund and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for a discussion with leaders from these movements and the release of a report with recommendations for philanthropy.
April 2021
Webinar
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Find all program-related materials for GCIR and HIP's webinar, "Regional Border Response to Emerging Migration and Humanitarian Needs Day I" here, including recording.
April 2021
Program Materials
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Find all program-related materials for GCIR and HIP's webinar, "Regional Border Response to Emerging Migration and Humanitarian Needs Day II" here, including recording.
April 2021
Group Materials
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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.
February 2021
Funding Recommendations
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