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 September 2017

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.
Stay Informed
Sign up for periodic news updates and event invitations.
Check out our social media content in one place, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.