Grantee Profile

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante

Grants to Centro de los Derechos del Migrante

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Migration

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) is a binational legal, education, and advocacy organization operating in the United States and Mexico that works to protect the rights of people recruited in Mexico for temporary work in the United States. The grant will help expand the use of CDM's online recruitment transparency tool Contratados.org, a "Trip Advisor' Mike platform for migrant workers to post online reviews of employers and recruiters (developed with previous MacArthur support). Contratados includes a hotline number, callers to which will be referred by CDM to legal aid providers and/or law enforcement, as appropriate. This grant will also help CDM develop new sources of revenue, including enhanced outreach to individual donors, to help ensure the organization's long-term sustainability. This project will enhance CDM's long-term capacity to conduct strategic litigation and policy advocacy, help thousands of migrant workers avoid falling victim to exploitation, fraud, and abuse, and provide redress for workers who suffer from recruitment violations. The grant funds will be used for salaries for a development professional and a human trafficking specialist, partial support for other salaries, and costs of outreach and training on the use of Contratados.

  • $560,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

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

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    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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