Grantee Profile

Kids in Need of Defense

Grants to Kids in Need of Defense

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) will support a coordinated effort to address the rising number of unaccompanied immigrant children who seek legal protection in the United States each year. KIND, in coordination with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings School of Law, will expand training programs for pro bono attorneys, provide technical assistance in individual cases, and track case outcomes nationwide. This joint effort will identify trends and inform policy makers seeking to improve the protection regime for unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support legal protection, research and advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied and separated migrant children (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Kids in Need of Defense $400,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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