Grantee Profile

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante

Grants to Centro de los Derechos del Migrante

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)


    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — To expand the impact of Contratados, an online worker recruitment transparency tool, and increase the organization's development capacity (over two years).

  • $560,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — To support the Justice in Recruitment Project (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — To study practices of temporary migrant labor recruitment from Mexico to the U.S. (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Centro de los Derechos del Migrante $1,160,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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