Grantee Profile

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Grants to Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Migration

    SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA — Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is a funder affinity group that works with 80 member foundations and the greater philanthropic community on a wide range of immigration and immigrant integration issues. It provides programs, materials, and learning opportunities to help funders respond effectively and in a coordinated fashion to emerging issues affecting immigrant communities. Recently, in direct partnership with MacArthur Foundation staff, GCIR organized or assisted with several briefings and webinars about the surge in unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America to help educate funders on this rapidly unfolding crisis and ways in which they can provide assistance. MacArthur support would cover three years of membership dues, in addition to supporting a national policy briefing in 2015 and GCIR's biennial national convening in 2016. This grant would also support GCIR in developing programs and information resources on unaccompanied immigrant children, while engaging foundations in developing and implementing a coordinated funding strategy on this issue at the local, regional, and national levels. With MacArthur support, GCIR will keep the funding community informed of any new developments in the area of immigration policy – including potential executive action to provide quasi-legal status for large numbers of undocumented immigrants, as is currently under discussion. The grant funds will be used for GCIR staff salaries, including a newly hired expert researcher on unaccompanied children issues, and convening costs.

  • $20,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA — This grant to Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), a donor affinity group, will support the planning and implementation of the 2014 national convening of GCIR members in Nashville, Tennessee. The convening will educate donors on a variety of issues related to immigration in the United States, including integration, economic security, health, education, and civil participation. The convening will have a particular focus on the South, a region with rapidly increasing and diverse immigrant and refugee populations.

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA — Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is a donor affinity group that provides information, services, technical support, and networking opportunities to U.S.-based grantmakers working on immigrant and refugee issues. GCIR works on behalf of funders at the national, state, and local levels to advance justice and opportunity for the nation’s growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations; the organization also supports the efforts of foundations funding migration issues in the Central America-Mexico-U.S. corridor. General operating support from MacArthur will help GCIR engage philanthropy in addressing the most pressing issues facing immigrant workers and their families.

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations, and in support of their 2008 National Convening (over three years).

  • $20,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees $360,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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