Our Goal

Since 2012, in the areas of U.S. immigration policy, global migration, and the regional migration corridor of Central America, Mexico, and the United States, MacArthur has sought to improve conditions for vulnerable migrants, while laying the groundwork for fundamental improvements in migration policies and practices at the national, regional, and global levels. Active grantmaking in this area has concluded.

MacArthur-supported projects will be completed in 2017. These remaining active grants support efforts to assess the economic and fiscal impacts of immigration to the U.S., help protect the due process rights of unaccompanied child migrants arriving in the United States, and improve international protections for displaced persons who do not qualify under the existing refugee regime.

The work the Foundation has supported in the migration field has yielded lasting advancements in migration policy and practice, including a strengthened network of migrant-serving civil society organizations in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America; increased protections for migrant children and families; greater access to legal services and recourse for migrants; and improved international dialogue on migration policy.

MacArthur’s grantmaking in the migration field has concluded and the Foundation will no longer be able to accept inquiries. For more information, contact Tara Magner.


Updated July 2016

Migration Documentary Films thumbnail

Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More


Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Tara Magner

Tara Magner

Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation