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Anti-Blackness, neglect of Indigenous migrants are critical blind spots in immigrant and refugee justice philanthropy

Written by: NCRP

Date: June 18, 2019

Social justice movement organizations across the country continue their critical work of securing equity and justice in our communities. But the lack of philanthropic support for these efforts shows that many grantmakers and donors are missing… Read More

Leaving Venezuela behind: A refugee crisis and the philanthropic response

Written by: Amalia Brindis Delgado

Date: May 29, 2019

Updated 6/6/19. “Why would we ever leave?” That was a sentiment I heard over and over from my cousins and friends when I returned to Venezuela every summer as I was growing up. There was a… Read More

Philanthropy’s Asian American exclusion problem

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: May 14, 2019

In April, NCRP launched the Movement Investment Project, a new initiative to help foundations and donors better connect their resources with grassroots movements for social justice. This year the Movement Investment Project is focusing on the… Read More

Serving immigrant communities requires funding advocacy everywhere

Written by: Johanna Calle

Date: May 08, 2019

Babies being separated from their families and put in cages at the southern border. Small children tear-gassed as they seek refuge in the U.S. Those of us who have been haunted by the images can feel… Read More

The Notre Dame fire has a lesson for philanthropy

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: April 18, 2019

Lent is one of my favorite times of the year. For many people, it’s about giving up something they like, but the purpose of going without is to give more to those in need. It is… Read More

Emerging data suggest more foundations are supporting the pro-immigrant movement

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: April 10, 2019

With the upsurge in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy under the Trump administration, more foundations seem to be making grants to more than a dozen pro-immigrant frontline organizations.   Although this is promising news for the pro-immigrant movement, complete data on funding after the 2016 presidential election… Read More


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