Grantee Profile

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Grants to Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 11 months)

    Migration

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS —

    Founded in 1988, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) works with its 130 partner organizations to promote the rights of immigrants and refugees and to encourage their full and equal participation in civic, cultural, social, and political life. General support for ICIRR ensures that Illinois is prepared to implement federal immigration reform policies, which could offer lawful status to approximately 215,000 of the 500,000 undocumented immigrants in Illinois. ICIRR serves as the central coordination hub for its members, ensuring continuity and integration between local, state, and nationwide planning. It educates immigrants on state and federal immigration policies; collects and disseminates information to members; and serves as a conduit for reform advocates to recommend policy proposals to state and federal officials.

  • $575,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) will help immigrant service organizations in Illinois to implement a future federal immigration reform law. ICIRR will educate immigrants on any new federal policies, assist immigrants in obtaining the documentation needed to prove eligibility for lawful status, and upgrade its technology so that it can efficiently refer immigrants to legal and social services. ICIRR’s partnerships with state, county, and city officials, ensure it will serve as a core hub of coordination for the myriad activities and services that will follow enactment of a new law.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) works to promote the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in civic, cultural, social, and political life of the United States. This general operating support grant to ICIRR will allow it to deepen its work in core areas and launches the Illinois Immigrant Integration Institute, which will develop and implement strategies that promote the full contribution of new Americans in Illinois to the economic and civic vitality of the state. Grant funds will be used for operating expenses such as salaries, rent, travel, subcontracts, and meetings.

  • $250,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Illinois New Americans Immigrant Policy Executive Order project (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights $1,575,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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